Finger Lakes Aquaculture is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region in Naples, New York. This is an area where fresh clean water is abundant. Our area is the home of the famous Naples Creek and the legendary Rainbow Trout Derby which is held every April 1st. We are also located close to some of the best fishing lakes in the United States.
We began the aquaculture business in 1989 with 3 ponds and working out of a small barn. Today we have a modern 3,000 square foot hatchery facility and office in addition to 15 broodstock, nursery, and production ponds.
Finger Lakes Aquaculture is a family owned enterprise that has had roots to the agriculture business for more than five generations. We have been operating this farm for more than half a century. Although the aquaculture and fish farming business is somewhat different than what you would consider traditional farming, there are still many similarities. In this business, you are dealing with a live animal that requires regular monitoring and attention. Many times we are at the mercy of mother nature, be it flood, drought, or extended periods of extreme hot or cold weather. Loss due to predatory animals such as birds, mink, and raccoon can have an impact on fish production. Damage to pond dikes and banks from burrowing animals such as muskrats is also an ongoing problem.
Our mission over the years has been to supply quality game and forage fish for stocking purposes at a reasonable price. We maintain our own broodstock at our facility to insure the health and genetic viability of the fish we produce. We offer several species of fish to insure that you will be able to stock a combination that will be successful and that you will be satisfied with. We will ask many questions about your pond, water supply, and recreational goals in an attempt to help you make the best decision for the future of your pond and fish experience.
As much as we strive to give the best service possible, we regretfully ask that unannounced visits not be made to the hatchery. There is not always someone at the hatchery and we do not want customers to drive long distances only to be disappointed. Fish are generally netted from large outdoor ponds only after an order or confirmation is received. Because fish cannot be kept available for sale at all times, we request that you make an appointment to pick up any order. By doing this we can ensure that your fish will be healthy and ready for pickup.