Fisheries Management &
Habitat Protection

The Bureau of Fisheries Management and Habitat Protection manages in-water activities and is responsible for maintaining, enhancing, and monitoring aquatic based resources such as aquatic ecosystems, sport and commercial fisheries, lakes and wetlands. In addition, the bureau assesses the quality of surface water and the biological health of rivers, lakes, and wetlands. The bureau develops regulations and strategies to protect habitat for fish and other aquatic life, and coordinates the state fish hatchery operations. Read more about the work of the bureau.