Episode 6 (Feb 2021) History of Hatcheries & The Benefits to Anglers

Starting back in 1921, New Mexico’s hatchery program has helped restore fish populations and provide angling opportunities across the state. Join us as we discuss the hatchery program with Roddy Gallegos, the Assistant Chief of Fisheries over Hatcheries. Roddy grew up on New Mexico’s hatcheries and, since then, has spent over 39 years working at hatcheries for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. This is a very educational episode!


It is the mission of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to conserve, regulate, propagate and protect the wildlife and fish within the State of New Mexico, using a flexible management system that ensures sustainable use for public food supply, recreation and safety—and to provide for off-highway motor vehicle recreation that recognizes cultural, historic and resource values while ensuring public safety.