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"Bart, what is a brood stock of fish? How many captive brood stocks does the Game and Fish hatchery system manage?"

Brood stocks or brood fish are a group of mature fish used in aquaculture for breeding purposes.

 
Your Wyoming Game and Fish Department operates ten hatcheries / rearing stations and the people who work at these facilities  manage 11 captive brood stocks.
 
Here is what we manage:
  • Snake River Cutthroat at the Auburn Hatchery
  • Fall Rainbow at the Boulder Rearing Station
  • Colorado River Cutthroat at the Daniel Hatchery
  • Golden Trout, Brown Trout, Eagle Lake Rainbow, Brook Trout and Lake Trout at the Story Hatchery
  • Yellowstone Cutthroat at the Ten Sleep Hatchery
  • Firehole Rainbow at the Tillett Rearing Station
  • Bear River Cutthroat at the Wigwam Rearing Station
Come visit our hatcheries and rearing stations to see these brood stocks for yourself and learn more about Wyoming’s fish.
 

Bart Burningham
Superintendent, Ten Sleep Hatchery

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