From trout and salmon, to walleye, Vermont’s five fish hatcheries produce 1.5 million fish each year. Tom Wiggins runs the state’s fish hatcheries. Jeremy Baker is president of the Mendon Fish and Game Club and is on the board for the Fish & Wildlife Department. George Wuerthner is an ecologist.
They speak with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about how those hatchery-raised fish make their way to Vermont’s lakes, ponds and rivers, and what impact their stocking has on both the ecosystem and the sport of fishing.