West Virginia’s White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery expects to resume supplying rainbow trout eggs to hatcheries in 14 states in 2019.

Flood waters damaged the US Fish and Wildlife Service facility in June 2016. Most of the physical damage has been repaired; the hatch house has been cleaned out and disinfected. However, another year and a half remains before the hatchery can fully resume its primary mission of supplying eggs because the facility requires a full three years to come up to speed, reported the West Virginia Gazette Mail.

It has taken more than a little adjustment on the part of the hatchery’s staff to get over the effects of the flood — not just to oversee repairs to all the damage, but also to grow a brand-new population of trout, the paper reported.

“We won’t be completely back to normal until 2019, but we’re getting there,” Tyler Hern, White Sulphur’s lead fish biologist, was quoted as saying.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the state will put $10.4 million into restoring shellfish populations around Long Island.
Scientists with the University of Southern Mississippi and staff at the Perciformes Group, based in Rockport, Texas, will focus on developing facilities and appropriate protocols for breeding and developing premium-quality tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) for the retail and restaurant markets.
With huge contributions to the livelihood, employment and food security of coastal communities in Nigeria, the fisheries sector is one of the country's most important. Amidst a high demand for quality catfish seed, one hatchery in Ughelli Delta State could have significant impacts on Nigeria's aquaculture.
Through a grassroots approach, a USAID-funded program is offering a solution for sub-Saharan Africa’s fish farmers’ perennial problem of sourcing catfish fingerlings.
Octopus or tako, in Japanese, is a special ingredient in Japanese food culture. There are over 250 different species in the world with roughly 60 caught in and around Japan. Two thirds of the world's share, or 160,000 tons, is consumed every year in Japan as sushi, sashimi, tako-yaki balls and western-style dishes.
Shrimp larvae shortages from laboratories in Ecuador have reportedly forced local farmers to resort to using wild shrimp larvae but the National Chamber of Fisheries in Guayaquil has cautioned this could be detrimental for the nation’s fisheries and farmed shrimp industry.
A hatchery for the production of four million sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus) fry per year will be built in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia according to Ilya Shestakov, chairman of the Russian Federal Agency for Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo).
One of Australia's rarest freshwater fish species is being brought back from the brink of extinction through a crowd-funded program that researchers hope will secure the species' survival.
A disease that can kill 90 to 100 percent of catfish in hatchery stage could be a thing of the past with a promising vaccine being developed at Auburn University.
The Salmon River Fish Hatchery in New York state produces much of the fish for restocking Lake Ontario, including 1.7 million chinook, 240,000 coho salmon, 600,000 steelhead and 150,000 brown trout.
Kokish River Hatchery near Port McNeill, British Columbia has installed an alarm system that would help the facility prevent the death of thousands of fish in the event of a power failure.
Enhancing the infrastructure of the Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery is the priority of the facility’s new manager, Kurt Eversman.
AquaBioTech Group of Malta recently completed construction of a new research facility in the Netherlands that will allow for research on the efficiencies of water-recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).
Montana’s largest fish hatchery will cut by half the number of large trout — 7 inches or larger — it will place in the state’s waters over the next two years as a result of the cuts to the Fisheries Division of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks budget for 2018-2019.
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