Thursday, June 26, 2014
PA Fish and Boat Commission Hatchery
Today we traveled to the PA Fish & Boat Commission fish hatchery in Linesville.
The hatchery was a big facility with huge tanks of various types of fish, for example there were walleye, brown trout, bluegill and three species of catfish. Although many species can be found in these tanks, only walleye, muskellunge, channel catfish and several other species are bred. In early spring, fish are trapnetted in the 2,500 acre PA Fish & Boat Commission sanctuary that flows into Pymatuning reservoir. The fish are bred by mixing the eggs from female specimens and the sperm from male specimens. Both fish frye and fingerlings are then stocked after being raised in holding tanks.