Thursday, July 21, 2016

New York Trout Stocking Data

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently announced that the agency has collaborated with the Office of Information Technology Services to provide trout stocking data on the Open NY (Data.NY.GOV) website.

Previously, the fish stocking information was only available in county listings on the DEC website.

Two different data sets are available from the Open NY website:

Current Season Spring Trout Stocking contains the current year DEC spring stocking information for "catchable sized" brown, brook and rainbow trout. This data set will be renewed annually in mid-March.

Fish Stocking Lists from 2011 to 2015 contains the actual fish stockings by DEC and Essex, Onondaga, and Warren counties for all fish species.

This data set is particularly useful for people who want to fish in "put-grow-and-take" waters where fish are stocked at a small size and allowed to grow to a size anglers can keep.

DEC also stocks more than 2.3 million catchable-size brook, brown, and rainbow trout in over 309 lakes and ponds and roughly 2,900 miles of streams throughout New York each spring.

source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

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