About

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

OUR MISSION

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.