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Iowa Fisheries Research

Fisheries investigations provide a vast amount of knowledge that fishery management teams can use to improve the quality of Iowa's fishing resources. There are seven fisheries research stations in Iowa. Each has a particular field of investigation. Therefore a number of fisheries research topics may be addressed by multiple research teams within the boundaries of any given management district. The overlap of these topics of research exemplifies the diversity of Iowa's fishery resources. Research is made possible through funding by the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

Fisheries Research Offices:

Map of Iowa

Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery Research Station
Natural Lakes Investigations
122 252nd Ave.
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-0921 (fax)
Manchester Fish Research Station
Streams Investigations
22693 - 205th Ave.
Manchester, IA 52057
563-927-5736 (fax)
Bellevue Fish Research Station
Mississippi River Investigations
24143 Hyw 52
Bellevue, IA 52031
563-872-4945 (fax)
Boone Wildlife Research Station
Technology and Data Management
1436 255th St.
Boone, IA 50036
515-432-2823 X103
515-432-2835 (fax)
Cold Springs Fish Research Station
Small Lakes Investigations
57744 Lewis Road
Lewis, IA 51544-5103
712-769-2440 (fax)
Chariton Fish Research Station
Large Reservoir Investigations
Red Haw State Park
24570 US Hwy 34
Chariton, IA 50049
641-774-5448 (fax)
Rathbun Fish Culture Research Facility
Fish Culture Investigations
15053 Hatchery Place
Moravia, IA 52571
641-647-2690 (fax)