Abraxas I and the PA Fish Commission Stocking Trout for Over 20 Years
The 2019 fish stocking season is under way with half our preseason stockings completed.
Each year since the 1990’s, Abraxas I students and team members have assisted the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission in stocking local streams with trout. For the last few years they have also assisted the Marienville Rod and Gun Club to stock trout grown at their cooperative fish hatchery. Stocking includes native Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Golden Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.
Over the course of the stocking season, Abraxas I students and staff went fish stocking on 13 different days and would stock anywhere from 2,000 to 7,500 fish using buckets that hold 20-25 fish a carry. This year we were able to increase the number of Abraxas I students participating to 78, with additional staff assistance from Chris Zaffino, Tom McCloskey and Will McCloskey.
Once the season officially opens, Abraxas I students then get the opportunity to go fishing for the trout they have stocked utilizing the institutional fishing license provided to the facility by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.