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Fisheries Management & Hatchery Tour Primer

MN DNR Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Outreach Section

The materials provided on this website were created to:

The materials and educational activities provided are aligned to the Minnesota Science Academic Standards for grades 3-5. For more information on MN Academic Standards Alignments please contact your regional MinnAqua Education Specialist.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the activities from the Fisheries Management Tour Pack students will:

  1. compare the effectiveness of two fisheries management tools on managing aquatic habitats for recreation and wildlife
  2. explain the process of fish rearing from egg take to release.
  3. explain when and why stocking may be used as a tool for fish management
  4. explain how the four components of habitat are important for fish survival
  5. use maps and the MN DNR website to locate a pier or fishing access within 20 miles of their home and access lake survey data about the lake on which the pier or fishing access is located
  6. summarize the importance of regulations as a tool for management of aquatic habitats
  7. list four ways humans impact aquatic habitats and explain how those impacts affect the quality of the habitat
  8. design and implement a service learning project

Lessons recommended prior to visiting a hatchery or watching a hatchery tour video

Using a Key for Fish ID This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Food Chain Tag This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Habitat Hideout This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Fisheries Management and You This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Lessons recommended after visiting a hatchery or watching a hatchery tour video

Fishing Regulations and Sportsmanship This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Planning a Fishing Trip This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Safety and Fishing at the Water's Edge This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Additional Materials

Minnesota Fish Watch

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This PowerPoint presentation reviews some of the families of fish in Minnesota. Each slide contains full-color photos and presentation notes.

Fisheries Management Tools

Hatcheries in Minnesota

Hatchery Information – each webpage below describes the fishes that are managed at each hatchery and provides information about the engineering used to design each hatchery.

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