Proposed Stocking Program Changes

Stocking proposals are presented below for public comment in accordance with Sec. 1. 12 § 12758-A. Stocking programs that have been proposed for termination are also presented below for public comment.

Please contact Francis Brautigam, if you have questions regarding these stocking changes.

The public comment period is 30 days from the posting date of the proposed stocking program change.

Contact person for filing written comments: Becky Orff, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, 284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME  04333-0041. Email:

The State is soliciting comments on proposals to initiate new stocking programs or to permanently discontinue stocking programs on the following waters.

New Stocking Program Proposals

Water Town County Species Program Details Public Comment Period Full Proposal
Madawaska Lake T16 R4 WELS Aroostook Retired Brood Landlocked Salmon Proposal to stock retired brood landlocked salmon. September 17, 2021 - October 17, 2021 Madawaska Lake Retired Brood Salmon Stocking Proposal

Proposals to Discontinue Stocking Programs

Water Town County Species Program Details Public Comment Period Additional Information
Webber Pond Vassalboro Kennebec Brook Trout

Proposal to discontinue brook trout stocking program.

September 17, 2021 - October 17, 2021 Webber Pond Proposal to Discontinue Brook Trout Stocking Program

Illegal Fish Stockings Threaten Maine Lakes and Rivers