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Manchester Fish Hatchery with Dan Rosauer

Manchester Fish Hatchery with Dan Rosauer

Iowa Sportsman  / 

Posted on June 21, 2019

Show Notes

On this episode, Dan talks with Dan Rosauer, a Biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, to discuss the Manchester Fish Hatchery. Dan talks about the history of the fish hatchery, shares insight about how the hatchery works as well as where the fish get distributed once it's time for them to leave their hatchery. If you are interested in the inner workings of the Iowa DNR, this will be a very informative podcast you will not doubt enjoy.

"Since 1976, it has functioned as Iowa’s trout brood stock station where trout are spawned, incubated and hatched each year to produce over 600,000 fish for stocking in Iowa waters." - Iowa DNR Website

Station activities include:

- Spawning, incubating and hatching of rainbow, brook and brown trout.

- Raise and supply fingerling trout of all species to both Big Spring and Decorah hatcheries.

- Raise fingerling trout of all species for the put-and-grow stocking program.

- Raise and stock catchable size rainbow and brook trout for Iowa’s stream and urban put-and-take programs.

- Building, grounds and equipment maintenance.

- A myriad of public relations duties including: guided tours, public speaking presentations, multi-media contacts and educational science class assistance.

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