Hocking College Fish Hatchery

Hocking College Fish Hatchery We are the learning laboratory for the Fish Management & Aquaculture Science degree program at Hocking College. Located at Lake Snowden near Albany, Ohio.
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We're the learning laboratory for the Fish Management and Aquaculture Science degree program at Hocking College. Located on the backside of Lake Snowden near Albany, Ohio. We raise Bass, Tilapia, Paddlefish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish and rotate seasonally. Please message us for availability.

Operating as usual

Brook Trout have arrived at the hatchery! This is a great opportunity for our students to get hands on experience with t...
02/12/2021

Brook Trout have arrived at the hatchery!
This is a great opportunity for our students to get hands on experience with this beautiful species.

Now taking orders for hybrid largemouth bass 4-6” long $5 each ($4.50 each for orders of 100 or more) Will be ready 2021...
12/08/2020

Now taking orders for hybrid largemouth bass 4-6” long $5 each ($4.50 each for orders of 100 or more)
Will be ready 2021 starting beginning of February
Lock in your order today
We accept cash or check

We have emptied our ponds until spring and have the following fish available Today’s water temperature is 52.1 F1-2” - m...
11/23/2020

We have emptied our ponds until spring and have the following fish available
Today’s water temperature is 52.1 F

1-2” - mix Bluegill/green sunfish/ hybrids $0.40 each

2-4”-Green sunfish/green sunfish hybrid $0.75 each

2-4”-Bluegill/ Red-ear hybrid $0.75 each

3-5” channel catfish $1 each

7-10” hybrid largemouth bass $7.50 each

18-24” paddlefish $50 each

2-4” blue or white tilapia $2 each *****water temp must be above 65F all times*********

Stock is limited orders are first come first serve.

Delivery available for large orders

Please have a clean container with you for pickup large enough to accommodate the amount of fish you plan to pickup.

Please message to schedule a time for pickup/payment. We accept cash or check

We have tilapia for sale 99 cents each !!!!!Blue tilapia fry and white tilapia fry available.   Just message us to set u...
09/22/2020

We have tilapia for sale 99 cents each !!!!!

Blue tilapia fry and white tilapia fry available.
Just message us to set up an order

Fish management students assisting Dons Prawns with their annual prawn harvest today. We hope to get Hocking College pra...
09/18/2020

Fish management students assisting Dons Prawns with their annual prawn harvest today. We hope to get Hocking College prawn harvest up and running again in fall 2021.

09/18/2020

Grant Scholten - program manager
Short video of dispersing yellow perch eggs early spring of 2020

09/29/2018

For anyone that wasn't able to make it out either Friday for our shrimp harvest/sale, we are heading to the Athens Farmer's Market today. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Hocking College Fish Hatchery
07/27/2018

Hocking College Fish Hatchery

We have baby catfish!
07/24/2018

We have baby catfish!

05/10/2018

With the end of spring semester upon us, we are looking for a new graduate intern and student assistants. The intern must be a graduate of a Hocking NR program (fish and wildlife are preferred) and available to work for the next year. Please get in touch with us if you are interested or know someone that may be!

Photos from Hocking College Fish Hatchery's post
11/02/2017

Photos from Hocking College Fish Hatchery's post

The Fish Culture 1 class took a field trip today!
10/18/2017

The Fish Culture 1 class took a field trip today!

Hocking College and their Fish Culture 101 class is at Piketon today. Too bad we don’t have this many hands on deck every day harvest happens!

08/23/2017

Welcome to Autumn Semester here at Hocking College! We are happy to have the students back and are looking forward to a spectacular semester with them. We here at the fish hatchery will post our shrimp harvest and sale dates soon for those looking. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!

Photos from Hocking College Fish Hatchery's post
03/16/2017

Photos from Hocking College Fish Hatchery's post

01/15/2017

After a hectic first week of spring semester 2017 we are underway and full steam ahead here at Hocking. We are looking forward to a fantastic season at the hatchery and the college.

12/09/2016

Today we are closing another semester here at Hocking College. Here at the hatchery our first year aquaculture students have completed several improvement and maintenance projects and we couldn't be more proud of them! Congratulations to all of the students graduating tomorrow and we look forward to the start of a new year and a new semester. We will be closing for two weeks as of 16 Dec and we will reopen on 3 Jan. Please feel free to contact us over the break through Facebook with any questions.

Shrimp harvest 23 Sept 2016
09/27/2016

Shrimp harvest 23 Sept 2016

09/23/2016

Come visit us today until 5 to buy some pond raised shrimp!

Catfish pond
09/08/2016

Catfish pond

Hocking College School of Natural Resources
08/17/2016

Hocking College School of Natural Resources

It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that we report the passing of our dear friend, co-worker, and dedicated teacher, Gary Bergstrand. His kind heart, quiet demeanor, and smiling face is missed already.

We will provide updates regarding arrangements once we learn of them. It is a very sad day today here at NR.

Hocking College School of Natural Resources
07/19/2016

Hocking College School of Natural Resources

NR's Stacey Priest educating students about fish at the hatchery.

We are at the Envirothon until noon today.
06/14/2016

We are at the Envirothon until noon today.

Field Trip to Apple Grove Fish Hatchery
04/18/2016

Field Trip to Apple Grove Fish Hatchery

We brought in our bluegill pond to sort and size.
04/12/2016

We brought in our bluegill pond to sort and size.

We brought in our bluegill pond to sort and size.

NCRAC Conference 2016
03/28/2016

NCRAC Conference 2016

03/15/2016

We just returned yesterday from a very exciting trip to the NCRAC conference in Wisconsin. It was a fantastic trip and the students enjoyed it. Photos to come.

03/05/2016

Hocking College is closing for spring break from 7-11 March 2016. As for the hatchery, we are also closing except for checking on fish and basic maintenance operations. The hatchery will officially reopen on 15 March as we are going to the NCRAC conference in Wisconsin from 11-14 March. Thank you all for your support and patience. Please message us here if you have any questions at all.

02/06/2016

We had a busy week as this is the time of year for conferences and learning about new techniques and new regulations at conferences. Jan 29-30 we were at the Ohio Aquaculture Association's annual conference and yesterday (5 Feb) we were able to attend the Ohio Fish and Wildlife Management Association conference. Loads of good info and networking opportunities at both!

Thanks to everyone that helped make this award happen! We couldn't do what we do without fantastic students and supporte...
12/03/2015

Thanks to everyone that helped make this award happen! We couldn't do what we do without fantastic students and supporters. Hocking College School of Natural Resources

10/03/2015

Another shrimp season is in the books! Thanks to the Athens county community for another successful year even though our harvest was a bit down this year. Special thanks to John Gutekanst and Joe Bell!

09/29/2015

Our first shrimp harvest was a bit low on numbers, but they all are pretty uniform in size. Hopefully more people can make it out for the last harvest of the season on Friday.

09/25/2015

TODAY IS SHRIMP DAY!!! We look forward to seeing everyone here at the hatchery.

09/18/2015

We are a week out from the first of two shrimp harvests! Make sure that you share the event post that we made and invite your friends. The sale will be help following the harvest.

Address

5939 Perry Rd
Athens, OH
45701

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 15:00
Thursday 08:00 - 15:00
Friday 09:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(740) 698-1925

Products

Bass, Tilapia, Paddlefish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish (Seasonal)

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