The United States Fish and Wildlife Service Fisheries application has been in existence for 133 years. Their intention is to maintain the populations of all species of fish while also providing ample opportunities for the fishermen of america. The Fisheries program includes two different applications, the Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance Program and the National Fish Hatchery System. The Fisheries program looks at species of it that are in danger of extinction and works to rebuild their population, and to provide education to the public about these particular species of it.
There are many responsibilities assigned directly to the Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance program of the Fish and Wildlife Service. The management assistance part of the title refers to their planning and management services, with regard to animal populations. While not directly involved, they take part in the preparation end of restoring endangered fish populations. They track the amounts of it in the hatcheries and how long they have been there, and they monitor, regulate and stop the invasion of predator species. When repopulating does happen, the program monitors the repopulation to find out how effective it is. Public education about conservation is their final duty.
They use hatcheries to breed fish that have no genetic defects and then place them into the wild to repopulate in areas that are depleted. The hatchery workers do research to identify and try to prevent disease that might be affecting it and aquatic wildlife. In addition to all this, they also provide refuge habitats to it that have become an endangered species, as an effort to permit them time to breed with the goal of repopulating.
The Fish and Wildlife Service Fish Hatchery program ensures the survival of sport fish by monitoring and keeping their populations. They do this by forcing compliance with limits imposes by both the state and federal governments. The purpose in doing so is to ensure that game fish like the largemouth bass and the smallmouth bass don’t get into a country that could border on endangerment. Fishing is not only a excellent source of both fun and food, but it’s also a major area of the economy in areas where there are large bodies of water or large rivers. Any upset in the populace of a local game fish, may have very negative repercussions on the local economy.