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USFWS Stocks Almost Half-Million Trout in S.E.

In February 2021, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Southeast Region, Fish & Aquatic Conservation (FAC) program stocked 444,650 rainbow, brook, and brown trout, weighing 124,129 pounds in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. These fish fulfilled mitigation obligations and provided recreational fishing opportunities across the southeast.

In addition, Erwin National Fish Hatchery shipped 777,816 Rainbow trout eggs to production facilities across the country.
The six National Fish Hatcheries that provided these fish are Greers Ferry (AR), Norfork (AR), Dale Hollow (TN), Erwin (TN), Wolf Creek (KY) and Chattahoochee Forest (GA).
James Gray
Regional Coldwater Program Supervisor
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Fish and Aquatic Conservation
50 Kendall Rd
Jamestown, KY 42629
270-343-3797 Office

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