Maryland DNR Fisheries Service Hatcheries Division cooperates with a diverse collection of partners to accomplish program goals.

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NRG Energy is a power company with aquaculture facilities at their Patuxent River Chalk Point Generating station in Aquasco, MD. NRG Energy's Environmental Group has cooperated with Maryland DNR since the striped bass restoration efforts of 1980s. They provide extensive grow out facilities, a full staff and supplies to assist in American shad, hickory shad, yellow perch and Atlantic sturgeon culture. Questions concerning NRG Energy should be addressed to:

Pilantana Anderson
NRG Energy
301- 843-4113


USFWS cooperates with Maryland DNR on many projects. Questions concerning USFWS involvement in cooperation with Maryland DNR restoration projects should be addressed to:

Steve Minkkinen
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Maryland Fisheries Resource Office
177 Admiral Cochrane Dr.
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
(410) 263-2604
Maryland Fisheries Resource Office

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Mettiki Corporation is the largest coal company in Maryland. They cooperate with DNR by operating a trout culture facility in their discharge waters. Questions concerning Mettiki Coal Corporation's involvement in cooperative trout culture should be addressed to:

Mettiki Coal Corporation
293 Table Rock Road
Oakland, Maryland 21550

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The University of Maryland operates several departments that are cooperating in various aspects of Hatcheries Division restoration programs. The Center for Environmental Science Chesapeake Biological Laboratory has cooperated in larval shad research. The Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory is cooperating in alosid and Atlantic sturgeon research. For additional information on the University of Maryland go to:


Sport Fish Restoration LogoShad restoration work is funded in part by Sportfish Restoration Act grant F-57-R.

Corrective stocking and trout stocking is funded in part by Sportfish Restoration Act Grant F-53-D

Inquiries for matters relating to the Hatcheries Division can be directed to Brian Richardson at 410-226-0078 or E-mail Customer Service.