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  1. Since 1881, Colorado Parks & Wildlife fish hatcheries have been dedicated to improving the fish populations of our beautiful state. Today, CPW operates 19 hatcheries that breed, hatch, rear and stock over 90 million fish per year. Many of the fish produced are to enhance angling opportunities, while o thers serve a critical role in native ...

  2. Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery. 8077 Hatchery Road Hotchkiss, CO 81419. Phone: (970) 872-3170 Fax: (970) 872-3643. Overview . Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery is located about 20 miles east of Delta, CO near the town of Hotchkiss and was established in 1967 as part of the Colorado River Storage Project Act.

  3. The first Colorado wildlife law passed in 1861, and it addressed overfishing: “It is unlawful to take trout by seine, net, basket or trap.”. The first wildlife official in Colorado was Colonel Wilson E. Sisty, who became the State Fish Commissioner in 1877. Today, Fish Hatchery Technicians are responsible for the aquaculture of 56 separate ...

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  5. Sep 19, 2012 · Hotchkiss fish hatchery helps keep trout population strong. Close ups of the fish inside the tanks. The Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery, located in west-central Colorado about 50 miles southeast of Grand Junction, has been a major producer of Cutthroat and Rainbow trout since 1967, raising over 130,000 pounds of fish per year to use for ...

  6. Jun 11, 2019 · Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Hatchery Fleet. Today, CPW has a fleet of about four-dozen trucks and trailers of various sizes delivering fish for anglers including a Moby Dick-sized truck that carries six 600-gallon tanks. “They are great billboards,” said Brandon White, CPW assistant chief of hatcheries. “ And we want people to ...

  7. For close to 150 years, the National Fish Hatchery System (NFHS) has worked collaboratively with tribes, states, landowners, partners and stakeholders to promote and maintain healthy, self-sustaining populations of fish and other aquatic species. The NFHS consists of (70) National Fish Hatcheries, one Historic National Fish Hatchery, six Fish ...

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