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Fish Stocking Permits

Statutory Authority: ECL 1105-07

Fish or fish eggs shall not be placed in any waters of the state unless a permit is first obtained from the department.

Apply for a Fish Stocking Permit

To apply for this license, use the following stocking application form (PDF) (347 kB), and send it to your Regional DEC Fisheries Office.

Private Fish Hatcheries

After you get your Fish Stocking Permit, you can purchase your fish from approved Private Fish Hatcheries.

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