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Articles

  • A green toad with dark spots in a biologist’s gloved hand
    Information icon Biologists at the Saratoga National Fish Hatchery in Wyoming hopped at the chance to raise the endangered Wyoming toad. Photo by USFWS.

    They’re growing what?

    November 6, 2019 | 9 minute read

    In Virginia and South Carolina hatcheries, biologists keep a close eye on shad and striped bass while taking time to focus on something that will never wear scales: mussels. And down in Florida, hatchery scientists charged with making sure rivers and streams are stocked with catfish and bass are singing the praises of a tiny bird they’re raising outside their labs. The Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery is growing alligator snapping turtles to boost that species’ population.  Learn more...

  • An outstretched hand holding a dozen mussels marked with id numbers
    Information icon Carolina heelsplitters ready to be stocked. Photo by FWS.

    Private landowners step up to save the Carolina Heelsplitter

    September 28, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Ellison McDow and his grandfather Donnie Evans displaying Carolina heelsplitters that will soon be released on Mr. Evan’s property. Photo by FWS. South Carolina, like many states in the Southeast Region, is mostly made up of private lands. Therefore, these lands and their owners are crucial to any effort aimed at recovery of endangered species. Last fall, a number of private entities voluntarily contributed to the ongoing recovery efforts for the critically endangered Carolina heelsplitter, a freshwater mussel.  Learn more...

  • North Carolina biologist recognized for work to recover endangered species

    June 6, 2017 | 2 minute read

    Asheville, North Carolina — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognized N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission biologist Rachael Hoch with its Recovery Champion award, recognizing her significant contribution to the recovery of federally threatened or endangered animals. For the past five years, Hoch has coordinated the state’s Conservation Aquaculture Center at the Marion Fish Hatchery, where she oversees the propagation and rearing of some of the rarest fish and mussels in the state.  Learn more...

News

  • Sign at the entrance of the hatchery.
    Information icon Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery. Photo by Robert Pos, USFWS.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes allowing fishing in the Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery boardwalk and portion of shoreline

    May 28, 2019 | 1 minute read

    Orangeburg, South Carolina — County Hatchery Pond may soon be open to anglers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced. The pond would be open for all legal species. It’s located in the Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery substation on Cannon Bridge Road in Cordova, about six miles southwest of Orangeburg. The area would be open for anglers from dawn until dusk. All state of South Carolina fishing regulations will apply.  Read the full story...

  • Sign at the entrance of the hatchery.
    Information icon Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery. Photo by Robert Pos, USFWS.

    Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery celebrates a century of conservation

    September 19, 2011 | 3 minute read

    Orangeburg, South Carolina — Mules and pond scoops led the way with the first excavation work to build the Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery 100 years ago this month. Today the hatchery is an integral part of the community in Orangeburg, South Carolina, near Lakes Marion and Moultrie. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host a public celebration at the hatchery on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at 10 a.  Read the full story...

Wildlife

  • A prehistoric looking fish with spines down its back and sides.
    Information icon Lake sturgeon. Photo by USFWS.

    Lake sturgeon

    Taxon: Freshwater Fish Range: Freshwater systems of North America from the Hudson Bay through the Mississippi River drainages Status: Not listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Lake sturgeon is listed as threatened at the state level in 19 of the 20 states it inhabits. Lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) is a temperate fish occurring in freshwater systems of North America from the Hudson Bay through the Mississippi River drainages.  Visit the species profile...

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