We have completed the first round of stocking of our surplus Atlantic Salmon. Each fall the salmon being raised at the Kensington State Fish Hatchery are screened by staff. The first group to be stocked are 2 year old salmon that are considered to be “barren”. Barren fish are those which will not produce or only produce very limited number of eggs or milt (sperm).
All non-barren fish are held for spawning later in November or early December. After these fish are spawned, a second round of stocking (mostly of fish 3-4 years old) occurs.
Details of our Broodstock Atlantic Salmon Fishery can be found on page 28 of the 2018 Anglers Guide.