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What is a Fish Hatchery?

Fish Hatchery According to everyone’s favorite online encyclopedia (Wikipedia), a fish hatchery is a “place for artificial breeding, hatching and rearing through the early life stages of animals, finfish and shellfish in particular.” So, in other words, it’s like an incubator/nursery for young fish. It’s a place where people can watch over the development of young fish so they can grow up successfully to be bigger, older fish.

Kenneth Henneke started his fish hatchery decades ago. Working with his sons Warren and Brian, the family is dedicated to raising fish from their base in Hallettsville, Texas. Furthermore, they like working one-on-one with individuals who own existing ponds and want to develop their own fisheries, raising fish just like the Hennekes do.

A fish hatchery pays special attention to creating the kind of environment where fish can thrive and grow. Things like the layout of the water body, the selection and management of aquatic vegetation, and the proper feeding of young fish are all things a hatchery takes into account in order to be successful.  Essentially, a fish hatchery is a fish farm!

Perhaps the most famous owner of a fish farm in the world is Roger Daltrey. If the name rings a bell, it’s because he’s famous worldwide for his work as the singer/songwriter for the English rock band The Who. Daltrey helped develop and build Lakedown Trout Fishery near Burwash, England. It has four spring-fed lakes totaling 26 acres.

In the United States, the Kenneth Henneke Fish Hatchery helps stock ponds across Texas. Some of the fish raised at the farm include bass, catfish, sunfish, crappie, shad and minnows. In particular, Kenneth Henneke Fish Hatchery is known for raising hybrid blue catfish.

For more information about the Kenneth Henneke Fish Hatchery, please call 361-798-5934 today.