The Great American Hatchery Road Trip – Nashua National Fish Hatchery

June kicks off a summer long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the National Fish Hatchery System. As part of our celebration, we’ve created a series of road trip blogs that crisscross the country highlighting national fish hatcheries that are more than 100 years old!

Join us each week for Road Trip Tuesday as we take you on the Great American Hatchery Road Trip!

This week’s stop, Nashua National Fish Hatchery in New Hampshire.

The next time you go fishing, you might just catch a fish that was raised at the Nashua National Fish Hatchery. Since 1898, Nashua has been raising various trout species to support recreational fishing. Other Nashua programs support species restoration, including the endangered Maine Atlantic salmon, at-risk species like the round whitefish, and American shad to the Merrimack River and the coastal rivers of New Hampshire.

The National Fish Hatchery System has been improving recreational fishing and restoring aquatic species since 1872 (uhhhh, yeah that makes them 150 years old!) and yet, lots of folks might not even know that their grounds are often open to the public and entry is FREE! The wonderful thing about fish hatcheries is that they offer something for everyone in your group…no more disgruntled sighs from the backseat!

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