Abegweit Biodiversity Enhancement Hatchery
Abegweit Biodiversity Enhancement Hatchery PEI Wild Fish Stocking Program
To provide native wild Atlantic Salmon and Brook Trout for Provincially selected stocking of PEI rivers and ponds, and to ensure that there is a supply of fish for stocking in the event of a fish kill.
This project has a direct benefit to wildlife populations in rivers that have experienced fish kills due to pesticide runoff. These rivers can be restocked/repopulated immediately instead of taking years to re-establish.
Fish not required for fish kill remediation are used to supplement existing salmon and brook trout populations in four popular island angling river systems: Brudenell, Morell, Trout River Coleman, and Drunk/Wilmot.
Approximately 4,000 derby sized fish are released each fall in a number of ponds across the province for recreational fishing opportunities.