Hatchery Improvements Benefit Fish and Anglers

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

The Lafayette State Trout Hatchery in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, active since the 1930s, had begun to receive much-needed improvements, including new raceways and new lighting, but needed a new aeration system most of all. Thanks to support from Wildlife Forever, twenty-four surface water aerators were purchased. The new improvements have increased production from 40,000 to 55,000 ten- to twelve-inch trout per year, including brown, brook, and rainbow trout. The fish are stocked in streams and ponds throughout Rhode Island.