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Fish Management

Fisheries biologists are committed to conserving and restoring aquatic habitat, managing for healthy wild fish populations, and providing fishing opportunities.fisheries biologists handling a salmon

Check out the links below to learn more about managing Vermont's fisheries resource.

Aquatic Habitat Conservation

Habitat is key for healthy fish populations. Learn about our efforts to protect and enhance Vermont's aquatic habitats.

Wild Trout Management

Vermont's wild trout management focuses on protecting and enhancing water quality and aquatic habitats.

Fisheries Biologist Reports

Videos and written reports on our efforts to monitor Vermont's populations of fish species and their habitats.

Statewide Angler Survey

This survey asked a random group of resident and-nonresident anglers questions related to their experiences and opinions about fishing in Vermont.

Fish Health Program

This program is responsible for preventing and managing serious fish diseases to help protect wild fish populations and fish reared at fish culture stations.

Aquatic Invasive Species

The introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) is one of the biggest threats that Vermont's lakes, ponds, rivers and streams face today.

Lake Champlain Sea Lamprey Control Program

Sea lamprey control is a vital tool in restoring and enhancing important fisheries in Lake Champlain. Department biologists are working cooperatively with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service to control sea lamprey.