Mora National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center

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Mora National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center

New Mexico

(575) 387-6022

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The Gila trout, a fish found only in the upper headwaters of the Gila River in New Mexico and Arizona, is the main focus of Mora National Fish Hatchery & Technology Center. The center is dedicated to the restoration and recovery of this endangered trout. Scientists at the Center maintain brood stocks of the rare trout, keeping them in as much a natural setting as possible. Gila trout live in tanks with woody cover, current flow, and even fishes that naturally co-occur in the wild, like desert and Sonoran sucker. This new culture procedure is meant to maintain wild characteristics in the rare trout so the offspring are well-suited to face the rigors of the wild.

Map of Mora Nat'l Fish Hatchery & Technology Center

Latitude, Longitude: 35.988563, -105.324383




Coming from the north, take U.S. Highway 285 into Carlsbad, New Mexico. Turn left on Canal Street, going three miles to Avalon Road and then turn left again.

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(575) 387-6022