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Welatka Fish Hatchery

by: Pat Rodman

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Welatka Fish hatchery is the only nationally sponsored hatchery in Florida. They have their own .gov website here: http://www.fws.gov/welaka/. On my last visit in Feb of 2011 they only had water turned on for few ponds and the rest were dried up. The visitor center there is usually unmanned, but this is still a great place to stop and observe some native freshwater fish up close in their aquariums. The Welatka State Forest is right next door as well. The national hatchery operation is funded by federal tax money. This is a great place to take children to see the aquariums and tell people about it to spread the word on fish restoration. There are other species of bass than the largemouth that should be plentiful in Florida waters but aren't, such as striped bass and red bass. There should be more operations like this restoring a lot more fish in Florida waters to help the natural population recover from human pressures. It would be a sad day if there were not enough fish left to see or catch.
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