Hackettstown Fish Hatchery

Hackettstown, NJ

We were approached by the New Jersey Department of Fish and Wildlife to develop a master plan to update their century-old Hayford Fish Hatchery. Our solution involved repurposing the original hatchery buildings into a visitor’s center and designing a new facility in an adjacent site.

Our intensive culture building allowed increased production with lower labor and energy costs. The system is one of the first in the country to raise multiple species of fish in one building, while incorporating a recirculation and filtering system to reuse the heated water at high efficiency.