Fish Culture and Experiment Station
3059 National Fish Hatchery Road #F
Hagerman, Idaho 83332
Research & Extension Center
CSI Evergreen Building
315 Falls Avenue East
Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
821 W. Idaho Street
Boise, ID 83702
M-F: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Parking is available in the Eastman Garage located above the VandalStore with entrances on both Idaho and Main Street.
Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station
The genetics laboratory at the Aquaculture Research Institute concentrates its research on fisheries conservation and aquaculture species genetics. The laboratory contributes to the genetic information used in multidisciplinary approaches toward the restoration of endangered species.
The fish-rearing station houses a 5,500 square foot wet lab supplied with 1,200 gpm, 59 degree Fahrenheit, gravity-fed, first-use spring water. Water temperature and quality are constant year-round. The wet lab contains 160 38-gallon (150-liter) and 42 152-gallon (550-liter) tanks for conducting detailed experimentation, and 10 specialized tanks for feed digestibility studies. The facility also has equipment to heat or chill water and ozone to sterilize the effluent. Plans are being made to double the size of the wet lab and to add larger tanks suitable for raising groups of fish to maturity.
Experimental feeds can be prepared and analyzed on-site by compression pelleting and cold extrusion for small-scale studies. Larger quantities of feeds are produced at the Bozeman Fish Technology Center (USFWS) through a cooperative agreement between the center, University of Idaho and ARS. Extruded, flaked, and compressed-pelleted feeds can be produced, as can microparticles for larval feeds.