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Private and Commercial Hatcheries

Updated August 23, 2021

This list of New York facilities with permits to rear or sell selected fish species is compiled annually and updated periodically by DEC, and is distributed for information only. It is compiled to help people find possible sources of certified disease-free fish for stocking. Fish purchasers are reminded that DEC stocking permits are required before fish are placed into any New York State waters. Purchasers should also receive a copy of a fish health certificate indicating the fish they are buying for stocking purposes are from facilities that have been inspected and found free of the fish pathogens identified in DEC's regulations (NYCRR, Title 6, Part 188.1 and 188.2 (link leaves DEC's website)). For additional information call the nearest DEC Regional Office.

In-State Hatcheries

Licensed private and/or commercial fish hatcheries in New York
Name and Address of Hatchery Owner/ Operator Telephone Number Species of Fish DEC Region
Avery's Trout Hatchery
1759 State Highway 29A
Gloversville, NY 12078
Lyman Avery (518) 725-1531 Brown Trout 5
Beaverkill Trout Hatchery
8 Alder Creek Road
Livingston Manor, NY 12758
Sherry Shaver (845) 439-4947 Brown, Brook, Rainbow and Golden Rainbow Trout 3
SUNY Cobleskill Brent Lehman (518) 255-5636 Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Tiger Trout 4
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery Inc
1660 Route 25A
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Steve DeSimone (516) 692-6768 Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout 1
Finger Lakes Aquaculture
7627 County Road 36
Naples, NY 14512
Philip A. Faber (585) 374-2974 Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, Bluegill, Fathead Minnows, Golden Shiners, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Rainbow Trout, Grass Carp, Koi, Brown Trout 8
Fish Haven Farm
978 Owego Road
Candor, NY 13743
Richard Musa (607) 659-3474 Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Walleye, Channel Catfish, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Yellow Perch, Fathead Minnows, Grass Carp 7
Hickling's Fish Farm
143 Hickling Road
Edmeston, NY 13335
Vincent Hickling (607) 965-8488 Brook, Brown & Rainbow Trout, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Walleye, Bluegill, Fathead Minnows 4
Laurellea Farm, North Country Fish
236 Stammer Road
Gouverneur, N.Y. 13642
Don Sadue (315) 778-3454 Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout 6
New Brandon Fisheries
29 Brandon Road
Paul Smiths, NY 12970
Sue Grenier (518) 327-3534 Brook Trout 5
Smith Creek Fish Farm
5540 Route 362
Bliss, NY 14024
Todd Garrison (585) 322-7805 Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Fathead Minnows, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Black Crappie, Walleye, Golden Shiners, Yellow Perch, Crayfish, Channel Catfish, Grass Carp 9
Whispering Pines Fish Farm
11829 Matteson Corners Road
Holland, NY 14080
Stephen Welk (716) 496-7440 Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Fathead Minnows, Largemouth Bass, Golden Shiners, Perch, Crayfish, Catfish, Koi, Grass Carp, Goldfish 9
White Oak Farm
65 Whippoorwill Road
Hillsdale, NY 12529
Sally Laing (518) 325-3384 Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout 4

Out-Of-State Hatcheries

NY Licensed out-of-state private and/or commercial fish hatcheries
State Address Contact Phone #
Arkansas Jim Malone
P.O. Box 158
Lonoke, AR 72086
Jim Malone (501) 676-2800
Illinois Phillip Sheets
7716 Jefferson Road
Belleville, IL 62221
Phillip Sheets (618) 530-6015
New Hampshire Hy-On-A-Hill Trout Farm
PO Box 308
31 Reeds Mill Road
Plainfield, NH 03781
Mark Fisk (603) 675-6267
New Jersey Musky Trout Hatchery
279 Bloomsbury Road
Asbury, NJ 08802
Vern Mancini (908) 479-4893
Pennsylvania Schultz's Fish Hatchery
1756 Hamlin Highway
Lake Ariel, PA 18436
Kevin L. Schultz (570) 226-7494