The Northeast Fishery Center is helping the Great Lakes Fishery Commission restore lake trout by assessing the genetics of lake trout and identifying which strains may be naturally reproducing in the Niagara River and other areas of Lake Ontario. Using genetic markers to identify species from samples of fish eggs and to identify the strain of origin that was contributing to natural reproduction, we discovered a previously unknown spawning location of lake trout in the Niagara River.

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Juvenile Northern Pike in aquarium at Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery, South Dakota
The Fish and Aquatic Conservation program leads aquatic conservation efforts for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are committed to tackling the nation’s highest priority aquatic conservation and recreational challenges to conserve, restore, and enhance fisheries for future generations.


View of Allegheny National Fish Hatchery from the Kinzua Dam
The Allegheny National Fish Hatchery (ANFH), located in Warren, Pennsylvania produces lake trout and bloaters for restoration in Lakes Erie and Ontario. The hatchery is one of 11 National Fish Hatcheries throughout the Northeast Region working to restore, enhance and maintain heritage fisheries for...
A cisco fish with coloring dusky gray to bluish on the back, silvery on the sides, and white on the underside being held laying on its side across two hands.
The Northeast Fishery Center (Center), located in Lamar, PA includes the Lamar Fish Health Center and the Lamar National Fish Hatchery and Fish Technology Center. We help guide and conduct the science and technology needed to restore and conserve species and their habitats. Our research helps...