Fairport Fisheries Management Office

3390 Hwy. 22
Muscatine, IA 52761
(563) 263-5062
(563) 262-9053 (fax)

The Fairport Fish Management Station is located on the Mississippi River at the Fairport Fish Hatchery east of Muscatine. This fisheries management and technician team manage the Mississippi River from Lock and Dam 15 in Davenport to the Iowa-Missouri line below Lock and Dam 19 at Keokuk. This team manages 68,000 acres of the Mississippi River. Some of the activities undertaken by this team include:

  • Survey and assess fish and mussel populations in the Mississippi River
  • Develop habitat improvement projects that benefit fish and other aquatic species
  • Permit reviews
  • Conduct fish kill investigations
  • Conduct fishing clinics and other public outreach activities
  • Coordinate with other Mississippi River agencies for best management of river species
  • Conducts research to acquire information to best manage river species

Fisheries Biologist - Bernie Schonhoff


Fisheries Technician - Adam Thiese