The Transylvania Times -

Aging Fish Hatchery Earmarked For Improvements - Pisgah Forest, NC

 

July 13, 2017

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Improvements to the Bobby N. Setzer Fish Hatchery in Pisgah National Forest are in the planning stages.

Numbers don't lie. Trout fishing is big business in western North Carolina.

Statewide, trout fishing has a $384 million economic impact, according to a study published in 2015 for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Trout fishing supports 3,600 jobs in North Carolina, and hatchery-supported waters drew the most anglers.

In this year's state budget, about $5.3 million has been...



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