Welcome to the HSU Fish Hatchery


Our on-campus Fish Hatchery is a unique classroom-setting for hands-on education. Faculty mentored student research activities give students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom. The hatchery’s aquaculture sales program for coastal cutthroat trout and steelhead trout provides our student volunteers and student technicians with valuable experience in raising trout from egg to mature fish. Here HSU students get exposed to current aquaculture technologies and learn about the operation of recirculating aquaculture systems. Get your feet wet at the HSU Fish Hatchery!

6 circular tanks
(10’ diameter)

2 raceways (100’ × 5’)

16 circular tanks (3’ diameter)

Egg incubators

Research Recirculating Aquaculture System

Quarantine aquarium facility

Artificial Streams

50,000 gal water storage

Recirculating fresh water system with internal aeration and filtration

HSU Aquaculture Sales Program



Freshwater Fish Hatchery
Department of Fisheries Biology
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521 USA
Phone: 707-826-3445   FAX: 707-826-4060
Campus location: Wildlife & Fisheries Building, Hatchery 103