Fish Stocking

Community hatcheries stock millions of fish each year to help rehabilitate native species populations and to maintain or enhance angling opportunities through put-grow-take fish stockings. Fish are stocked at different development life stages depending on the species and the fish stocking objectives. Community hatcheries work in cooperation with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to establish stocking targets/plans (i.e. species, egg source, stocking numbers, and developmental life stage at stocking) that are in-line with fisheries management plans and/or community fisheries objectives. See table below for more information on the different species that CHP supported community hatcheries reared and stocked into public waters.

(Click the images below for more information on each species)

 

Species 2013 Stocking Totals 2014 Stocking Totals
Atlantic Salmon Information width=
Atlantic Salmon
96,589
 50,970
Brook Trout Information
Brook Trout
14,680
27,223
Brown Trout Information
Brown Trout
286,968
199,153
Chinook Salmon Information
Chinook Salmon
231,687
464,376
Coho Salmon Information
Coho Salmon
58,700
56,460
Lake Trout Information
Lake Trout
40,604
 24,655
Muskellunge Information
Muskellunge
136
2,254
Rainbow Trout Information
Rainbow Trout
570,375
471,200
Walleye Information
Walleye
12,359,954
8,302,493
TOTAL
13,659,693
9,598,784