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Fishery Conservation/Management

Programs that provide for the conservation, protection and responsible management of marine and freshwater fish resources and their habitats with the objective of recovering threatened or endangered aquatic species, managing the harvesting of fish and ensuring the ongoing availability of adequate stocks of healthy fish to support commercial and recreational fishing industries. Included are fish hatcheries which produce river trout, Atlantic and Pacific salmon, striped bass, perch, catfish, walleye, herring, steelhead trout and other populations that have been depleted by over-fishing or habitat loss. Hatcheries are used to increase fishing opportunities, restore declining runs of fish and keep genetic pools pure for the future.

Taxonomy Code: Fishery Conservation/Mana

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