Fisheries, Midwest Region
Conserving America's Fisheries

Winter at Sullivan Creek
Winter at Sullivan Creek

Fish Truck
Fish Truck

Who We Are

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fisheries Program has played a vital role in conserving America's fisheries since 1871, partnering with states, tribes, federal agencies, other Service programs, and private interests in efforts to conserve fish and other aquatic resources. The Fisheries Program provides a broad network of on-the-ground expertise that is unique in its geographic coverage, its array of scientific capabilities, and its ability to work strategically across political and jurisdictional boundaries.

Sullivan Creek National Fish Hatchery was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) in the 1930s and utilized by the U.S. Forest Service until World War II. Sullivan Creek became a sub-station of Pendills Creek NFH in 1959.

How We Help

Sullivan Creek NFH is a dedicated pathogen free lake trout brood station and produces up to eight million lake trout eyed eggs for shipment to other federal, state, and tribal facilities for the Great Lakes Lake Trout Restoration Program. Retired and excess lake trout brood are stocked into inland lakes for recreational fishing opportunities.

Tribal Trust Responsibilities

Conserving U.S. fish and other aquatic resources cannot be successful without the partnership of tribes. They manage or influence some of the most important aquatic habitats both on and off reservations. In addition, the federal government and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have distinct and unique obligations toward tribes based on trust responsibility, treaty provisions, and statutory mandates.

A major and critical role of the National Fish Hatchery system in the Great Lakes is to manage and maintain lake trout brood fish as a source of eggs; produce and rear yearlings; and transfer lake trout to offshore sites for stocking into the Great Lakes.


Last updated: January 14, 2015