Warren, Pa.: The Allegheny National Fish Hatchery re-opened in 2012, seven years after a deadly fish virus and infrastructure problems forced the facility to shut down. The renovated facility, which can produce one million native lake trout annually, is the only hatchery dedicated to supporting struggling lake trout fisheries in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Erie, Pa.: A fish passage structure that allows fish to avoid a barrier, like the one shown above, was built in a Lake Erie tributary in Pennsylvania. Allowing fish passage created a steelhead fishery and gave resident and migratory fish access to four additional miles of free-flowing stream by reconnecting the lake with the upper reaches of the watershed.
Lake City, Pa.: Nearly 300 acres of public land were added to the David M. Roderick Wildlife Reserve on the shores of Lake Erie in northern Pennsylvania. Photo from Flickr/Nicholas_T.
Fish Disease Surveillance
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Lamar, Penn.: Increased disease surveillance identified two new fish pathogens that could affect the $7 billion Great Lakes fishery, protecting lake trout, like this one pictured above. Photo from Flickr/bergera30.
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