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)