Natural Resources Students Visit Fish Hatchery

ATU Natural Resources Class at Hogan Fish Hatchery Spring 2022

Dr. Michael Bradley’s natural resources class at Arkansas Tech University recently visited the Joe Hogan State Fish Hatchery in Lonoke.

ATU students toured the hatchery, observed staff preparing catfish for delivery to upcoming fishing derby events, participated in a seminar concerning fish health checks, learned about fishing traditions and education, fished for catfish (on a catch-and-release basis), attended a cooking demonstration and discussed the cultural impact of fishing in Arkansas.

Founded in 1928, Joe Hogan State Fish Hatchery is the oldest and largest of the four warm-water hatcheries run by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

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