N.J. hatchery sets record for number of fish in 2017

The state fish hatchery in Hackettstown has been around since 1912, but it has never had a year as productive as 2017.

The Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery, operated by the DEP’s Division of Fish and Wildlife, stocked more than 5 million fish in 2017, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

“This is an incredible achievement by our staff at the hatchery,” DEP Commissioner Bob Martin said.

That total — 5,082,841 fish stocked to be exact — shattered the previous record from 2014, when the hatchery stocked 3,774,885 fish. From March through November, Fish and Wildlife stocked those millions …read more

Source: NJ.com Warren

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