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Fish hatchery work at top speed

February 8, 2014
By Garry Brandenburg , Times-Republican

TROUT are primarily a hatchery raised critter in Iowa. The Hawkeye state does have a few brown trout naturally reproducing but the majority of rainbow, brook or brown trout are raised in carefully controlled hatchery systems. It is a specialty service that takes a big effort and special facilities and knowhow in order to bring the fish from egg stage, through fertilization, hatching and rearing. It works. And this is where some of Iowa fishing license fees are used to support the field work of hatcheries in Iowa.



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