Welcome to the Northeast Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program.
Our mission is conserving and restoring healthy populations of native fish and other aquatic species, and protecting the lakes, rivers, wetlands and estuaries where they live. Our work provides valuable recreational and economic benefits to the American people, and restores the checks and balances important to the overall function and health of our lakes and rivers.
We are located in 13 States from Maine to West Virginia. We manage 11 National Fish Hatcheries, 9 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices and 1 National Fish Health and Technology Center at the Northeast Fishery Center. We work in diverse ecosystems from the north Atlantic to the Great Lakes, from the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains and the Ohio River.
Many of our facilities are open to visitors and can provide exciting opportunities for education and recreation.
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Migratory fish play an important role in nature. Check out this video to learn about some of the challenges migratory fish encounter during their travels!