Burlington State Fish Hatchery begins stocking Connecticut waterways

It's fishing season already, as Gov. Ned Lamont has opened the season one month early.

News 12 Staff

Mar 25, 2021, 5:10 PM

Updated 1,119 days ago

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It's fishing season already, as Gov. Ned Lamont has opened the season one month early.
That means local fisheries have been busy stocking waterways in Connecticut.
With over 5,800 miles of streams and rivers in Connecticut, the Burlington State Fish Hatchery has been busy stocking trout.
As the state's oldest fish hatchery in Connecticut, Burlington State Fish Hatchery specializes in raising and stocking three species of trout.
The three basic species of trout that they stock in Connecticut are brook trout, brown trout, and rainbow trout.
The hatchery was started almost 100 years ago because fish were disappearing in Connecticut rivers.
Over the winter, they incubate eggs and then they hatch. The babies are raised inside until they are ready
Once the fish are ready for disbursement, they are loaded onto a truck and released into the wild.
The hatchery says it stocks three trucks a day, and it releases over 600,000 fish a year into Connecticut rivers, streams and lakes.


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