We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and recovery of aquatic biodiversity and ecosystems in the Southeastern U.S. We use captive breeding, habitat assessment, and low impact monitoring techniques to achieve these goals.
Conservation Fisheries is a tax exempt, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the preservation of aquatic biodiversity. Incorporated in 1992, and based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Conservation Fisheries propagates the region's rarest fishes. Our goal is restoring fish populations that have been eliminated because of pollution or habitat destruction. We were the first facility in the Southeast to propagate rare, non-game fishes for recovery work. We also monitor the status of populations of rare fishes in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia. We developed unique, non-invasive monitoring techniques for which we are widely recognized.
Conservation Fisheries operates the only private hatchery in the U. S. dedicated to the propagation of small, non-game fish species.
We work with species that are listed as Endangered or Threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We also work wi
Conservation Fisheries is dedicated to the preservation of aquatic biodiversity and ecosystems in the southeastern United States, concentrating on the conservation and recovery of rare freshwater fishes using captive propagation, habitat assessment, and l