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Fish Stocking Comments Sought by Alaska Department of Fish & Game


The Division of Sport Fish is now accepting public comment on its statewide fish stocking plan.

The Division, with assistance from private non-profit hatchery operators, plans to release nearly 8 million fish into the waters of Alaska every year for the next five years, to benefit recreational anglers. The stocking plan outlines how many of each species of fish we plan to stock at each location 

Only fish from Sport Fish hatchery facilities and from private non-profit hatcheries who in cooperation with ADF&G produce fish to improve recreational fisheries are included in this plan.

The plan is posted on the agency's website at


under “Hatcheries and Stocking”.  Copies of the plan are also available for review at Sport Fish management area offices.

Comments may be sent to Diane Loopstra in Anchorage at (907) 269-0294 or e-mailed to diane.loopstra@alaska.gov. Comments may also be mailed to Diane Loopstra, William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery, 941 N. Reeve Blvd., Anchorage,  AK, 99501.

The deadline for comment is January 13, 2012.

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