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3.4.13. What is "Water Body Type?"

Water body types bodytypes pertain to releases into wild habitat. You will only be able to choose a water body type for release sites, not transfer sites.

  • Lake/Pond - A natural lake or pond without a dam controlling the water level.

  • Reservoir - Any impoundment having a dam which controls the water level. Use of "Lake" in the impoundment's name is not a factor; if it has a dam, it is a reservoir.

  • Stream/River/Canal - Natural stream or river, or man-made canal.

  • Bay (coastal) – Semi-enclosed body of water adjacent to oceantoocean. Includes coastal "Sounds."

  • Ocean – Includes "Gulf of Mexico"

3.4.14. What is "(Site) Management Area?" 

The management area is an accepted geographic unit of management that is relevant to the Service or its partners (typically, within the context of a management plan).  

3.4.15.

 What

a.  What is "Water Management Agency?" 

The Water Management Agency is the agency responsible for managing the water body (e.g. Corps of Engineers) 

3.4.15.b.  What is "Fisheries Management Agency?" 

The Fisheries Management Agency is the agency with the responsibility and authority for managing the fisheries (e.g. State of Colorado) 


3.4.16. What is "Facility Type?"

Facility type pertains to Transfer Sites only. You will only be able to choose a facility type for transfer sites, not release sites. Facility type describes the various facilities to which fish and other organisms are transferred:

  • Aquarium - Aquarium facility where fish or eggs are transferred for public display (outreach, education) e.g. Sea World, a visitor center or display pool. Also may include Aquarium research activities.

  • Hatchery (Federal) - FWS National Fish Hatchery (for grow-out, broodstock, etc.)

  • Hatchery (State) - State Fish Hatchery (for grow-out, broodstock, etc.)

  • Hatchery (Tribal) – Tribal Fish Hatchery (for grow-out, broodstock, etc.)

  • Research Lab: Academia – University or college

  • Research: Fish Technology/Fish Health - A FWS Fish Technology Center or Fish Health Center (for research or diagnostics).

  • Research: Other Federal – Federal research laboratories, such as USGS Science Centers.

  • School (outreach, education, propagation) - A primary or secondary school where fish or eggs are transferred for educational or outreach purposes. Includes school propagation programs.

  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) – A legally constituted organization created by private organizations or people with no participation or representation of any government.

  • Private – Other private entity not included in other facility type descriptions.

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