The Friends of the Berkshire National Fish Hatchery is an independent nonprofit charitable organization supported by generous donors and volunteers. 


We support and partner with the US Fish & Wildlife Service to help sustain the Hatchery and ensure it thrives. We encourage public appreciation for and support of the Hatchery, freshwater ecosystems, and recreational fishing in the Berkshires. 

  • We engage and educate the public about the fish hatchery and related conservation, restoration and ecosystems; 
  • We support the education of school age youth and educators; and
  • We encourage and support environmentally responsible recreational fishing.
Learning to fish at a Hatchery Pond derby is a summertime favorite.