Did you know? Idaho is the nation's largest commercial producer of rainbow trout.
The nationally-recognized fishery science program within the College of Natural Resources delivers a one-of-a-kind educational experience. Characterized by our skilled and diverse faculty and our ideal geographic location, brimming with lakes, rivers and streams, upon graduation you’ll be ready to make an impact as a fishery professional.
Aquaculture: A Way of Life
It’s no secret that lakes, rivers and streams define our state. Idaho's most significant river is the Snake, which rises in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming and flows all the way to the Columbia River in Washington. Other substantial rivers in Idaho include the Bear, Clearwater and Salmon.
An estimated 16,000 miles of smaller rivers and streams drain the land. Major lakes include the Coeur d'Alene and Pend Oreille. Combined with our dedicated faculty members and stellar curriculum, these water sources make the University of Idaho an ideal setting for studying fishery resources.