What’s Hatching at Mt. Shavano Hatchery

Since 1881, Colorado Parks & Wildlife fish hatcheries have been dedicated to improving the fish populations of our beautiful state.
Video: What’s Hatching at Mt. Shavano Hatchery

Find out how our fish hatcheries support anglers and manage native aquatic species by exploring Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery. Learn what it’s like to work at a fish hatchery and watch until the end to get insider tips on how to volunteer or get a job at one.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife Fish Hatcheries

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife operates 19 hatcheries that breed, hatch, rear, and stock over 90 million fish per year. Many of the fish produced are to enhance angling opportunities, while others serve a critical role in native species recovery efforts.  Colorado fish hatcheries support our angling pastime, which annually contributes 1.9 billion dollars to our state’s economy!​

Whether you’re an avid angler or just someone who enjoys the occasional weekend fishing trip, here are 11 “Fish Facts” that you should know about Colorado’s fisheries.

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