The North Attleboro National Fish Hatchery produces fish to promote the restoration of imperiled native fish populations. We are currently focused on producing American shad for restoration efforts in the Charles River in Massachusetts, and the Pawcatuck and Pawtuxet Rivers in Rhode Island.
We also maintain broodstocks to support lake trout production for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. In addition, the hatchery rears native brook trout to supply on-site and local fishing derbies, and educational outreach events.
The facility is located on a 235 acre parcel and hosts an interpretive nature trail, as well as native plant and pollinator gardens to offer additional outdoor learning experiences.