School Gets a Micro-Fish Hatchery

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 – Magnetawan, ON – In partnership with the Almaguin Fishery Improvement Association (AFIA), Magnetawan Central School students and staff are thrilled to announce that they now have a micro-fish hatchery located right inside of their school. Within the next couple of weeks, walleye eggs will be collected from Ahmic Lake and some of them will be transferred to the school’s micro-hatchery.  Students will monitor pH levels and temperature of the water until the eggs hatch and are released back into Ahmic Lake. The micro-hatchery can be reconfigured to incubate brook trout during the fall and winter, creating a further learning experience for students of Magnetawan. Even though the stocking of walleye is supported by natural reproduction, the AFIA and the school hatcheries provide opportunities to educate and engage the…


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