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.

 

Since 2013, CHP supported community hatcheries have

stocked 45,595,231
fish into Ontario lakes and rivers.

Click the icon beside each fish below for more information on that species.

Atlantic Salmon ( 366,013 )

YearStocking Totals
201852,632
201759,491
201634,890
201571,441
201450,970
201396,589

Brook Trout ( 129,386 )

YearStocking Totals
201835,894
201717,486
20169,849
201524,254
201427,223
201314,680

Brown Trout ( 1,177,368 )

YearStocking Totals
2018148,201
2017198,751
2016161,392
2015182,903
2014199,153
2013286,968

Chinook Salmon ( 1,912,767 )

YearStocking Totals
2018336,771
2017243,599
2016402,402
2015233,932
2014464,376
2013231,687

Coho Salmon ( 284,590 )

YearStocking Totals
201840,000
201740,110
201645,056
201544,264
201456,460
201358,700

Lake Trout ( 131,374 )

YearStocking Totals
201815,421
201722,139
201617,555
201511,000
201424,655
201340,604

Muskellunge ( 10,048 )

YearStocking Totals
20181,682
20171,197
2016579
20154,200
20142,254
2013136

Rainbow Trout ( 2,746,189 )

YearStocking Totals
2018381,799
2017438,299
2016468,837
2015415,679
2014471,200
2013570,375

Walleye ( 38,837,496 )

YearStocking Totals
20184,537,446
20175,722,655
20164,719,550
20153,195,398
20148,302,493
201312,359,954

 

Matt Burley
Community Hatchery Program Coordinator
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
PO Box 2800
4601 Guthrie Drive
Peterborough, ON      K9J 8L5

Phone: 705-748-6324 Ext. 247
Fax: 705-748-9577
E-mail: matt_burley@ofah.org

 

Want to volunteer?

Use the map below to locate a hatchery near you (click on the fish icon for hatchery details)

Note: These are just relative locations of each hatchery. To obtain actual locations please contact community hatcheries directly.

If the contact information is incomplete for any hatchery that you would like to contact, please contact the Community Hatchery Program Coordinator.