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Commercial Fish Hatcheries

Each facility listed below has been permitted by DEC to authorize the operation of a commercial fish hatchery for rearing and selling disease-free/certified fish.

When purchasing from a hatchery facility, individuals must receive a copy of a Fish Health Certificate Report indicating the fish have been tested and found free of harmful fish pathogens within the last 12 months.

List last updated on August 21, 2021: This list is updated periodically by DEC and is distributed for information only to help people find possible sources of certified disease-free fish for stocking their ponds or other privately or publicly owned waters.

In-State Fish Hatcheries

Licensed Commercial Fish Hatcheries in New York
Sorted alphabetically by County
Name and Address of Hatchery Contact Species of Fish County and DEC Region
White Oak Farm
65 Whippoorwill Road
Hillsdale, NY 12529
Sally Laing,
(518) 325-3384
Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout Columbia County, Region 4
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 Erie County, Region 9
New Brandon Fisheries
29 Brandon Road
Paul Smiths, NY 12970
Sue Grenier,
(518) 327-3534
Brook Trout Franklin County, Region 5
Avery's Trout Hatchery
1759 State Highway 29A
Gloversville, NY 12078
Lyman Avery,
(518) 725-1531
Brown Trout Fulton County,
Region 5
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 Ontario County, Region 8
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 Otsego County, Region 4
Laurellea Farm, North Country Fish
236 Stammer Road
Gouverneur, N.Y. 13642
Don Sadue,
(315) 778-3454
Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout St. Lawrence County, Region 6
SUNY Cobleskill Brent Lehman,
(518) 255-5636
Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Tiger Trout Schoharie County, Region 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 Suffolk County, Region 1
Beaverkill Trout Hatchery
8 Alder Creek Road
Livingston Manor, NY 12758
Sherry Shaver,
(845) 439-4947
Brown, Brook, Rainbow and Golden Rainbow Trout Sullivan County, Region 3
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 Tioga County, Region 7
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 Wyoming County, Region 9

Out-of-State Fish Hatcheries

Licensed Commercial Fish Hatcheries Out-of-State
State Name and Address of Facility Contact
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

Permits Required

Permits for Hatcheries

The above listed hatcheries have been permitted by DEC. Each facility above has a valid Fish Hatchery Permit, as well as an Import and Possess Grass Carp Permit if selling grass carp. These permits ensure the fish being provided to customers are certified disease free from harmful pathogens and are safe to stock in private waters.

Permits for Stocking Private Waters/Ponds

Before purchasing or stocking fish into either privately or publicly owned fresh waters, an appropriate Private Waters Fish Stocking Permit is required.


Contact your local DEC Fisheries Office for additional questions or concerns regarding finding and buying fish from a licensed commercial fish hatchery.