Welaka National Fish Hatchery
Southeast Region



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Warmwater Hatchery

Credit: USFWS

Credit: USFWS

Welaka is a warmwater hatchery. That is, the species of fish raised here do best in summer water temperatures that reach 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. In it's 41 ponds, the facility raises between 4.5 to 5 million fish annually. Species vital to the fishery resources of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and the coastal United States are raised here and stocked in cooperation with the various State game and fish agencies.


Last updated: September 16, 2009