Portable Fish Hatchery

Our board discussed the feasibility of partnering with Walleyes for Tomorrow to build a portable fish hatchery to be placed on the Chain. The DNR gave WFT permission to put the hatchery on lakes that don’t have the level of natural walleye reproduction as seen in the past. It was suggested that it would be used on Alder Lake for a couple of years (until we start to see natural reproduction) and then transport it to other lakes on the Chain that are experiencing low walleye reproduction. Since the MWLA has received many generous donations for fish stocking, the board thought this would be an important project to sponsor with the help of other organizations. The board voted unanimously to contribute $2500 to the fish hatchery project from funds donated this year to fish stocking.