The National Fish Hatchery program applies scientific data to focus conservation activities on high-risk species of fish and their various habitats. They are committed to protecting and maintaining stable fish populations and their environments. A critical factor to ensuring fish populations is restoring and protecting degraded habitats. A healthy aquatic environment includes organic food cycles, provides shelter, and stable breeding areas. By maintaining stable environmental conditions fishing can remain a viable contributor to the nation’s economy.
This link to the United States government National Fish Habitat Action Plan will outline how hatcheries, fisheries, and aquaculture programs are planning on maintaining natural populations, and saving endangered species of fish.