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Fish hatcheries and related facilities dealing with the research and raising of fish, usually run by governmental agencies, but may be academic or private, though not to be confused with commercial fish farming operations.
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Fish hatcheries are facilities where a large number of fish are bred and raised in a controlled environment. Their purpose may be to provide stock for designated fishing areas, to preserve endangered species, to assist in overcoming navigational obstructions, for research and education.

Most hatcheries are sponsored by governmental agencies, but some are run by academic institutions or commercial concerns. These are, however, not to be confused with fish farms which raise fish for commercial consumption. Related facilities dealing with fishery research, science, health, etc. will be considered for inclusion in this category.
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NAME: The waymark name MUST follow a specific format -- Name of the hatchery followed by the location, i.e. county, park, nearest town, state, province.

COORDINATES: Obtained by GPS readings on a personal visit to the site. These must be taken at a major entry to the facility.

PHOTOS: At least TWO photos are required -- one view showing some major feature of the facility, and one showing a sign or lettering identifying the facility. Additional photos showing the scope of the facility are highly encouraged.. These must all be personally taken photos and entered into the waymark's photo gallery.

NARRATIVE: Provide as much information as you can about this facility. Consider such things as area served, type of fish handled, size and capacity, date of opening, public displays or educational programs, etc. You may cut and paste from web sites, as long as they are referenced.

VARIABLES: These are provided as an easy way for you to communicate basic information about the facility you are documenting. Because not every item applies to every possible waymark, only a few are absolutely required. It is assumed, however, that you will make a good faith effort to provide the information in the variable section. If it appears that this is not the case, the waymark may be returned to your for further information.


U.S. National Fish Hatchery System

The Fisheries Program consists of 70 National Fish Hatcheries, 7 Fish Technology Centers, 9 Fish Health Centers and 1 Historic National Fish Hatchery

Resource for Canadian Hatcheries

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Fish HatcheriesForellenhof Petersmühle - Enzklösterle, Germany, BW

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This is the 'Forellenhof Petersmühle' a family owned fish hatchery outside of Enzklösterle, Germany, Baden-Wüttemberg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 7/9/2020

last visited: never

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