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Edenton National Fish Hatchery, NC

Fish and Wildlife Service


The present station of the Edenton National Fish Hatchery (NFH) was established in 1954. Our mission is to provide interjurisdictional fish restoration (striped bass) for the Roanoke, Tar-Pamlico Neuse River Systems. to provide striped bass to South Carolina and Virginia to support interjurisdictional fish restoration, to provide technical assistance and rearing capacity in the recovery of Cape Fear shiners. to provide environmental education. and to provide public outreach opportunities to visitors. Visitors are welcome! We have public aquarium and indoor classroom, and nature trail—raised boardwalk through wetland. There is an Annual Fishing Rodeo and a Hatchery Open House in June.


Travel to Edenton via US-17. Take Exit 224 and turn left if Southbound, right if Northbound. Continue on this road for approx 3 miles. The hatchery will be on the left. Hours are Mon-Fri 7am-3:30pm. The hatchery is also open weekends and holidays from August thru November. helps you discover and book trips to all of America's public places.
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Bureau of Land Management Federal Highway Administration National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration Smithsonian Institution USDA Forest Service US Army Corps of Engineers US Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service Bureau of Engraving and Printing Tennessee Valley Authority Bureau of Reclamation National Archives Records Administration

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