Upland Finfish Hatching & Rearing General Permit

The Upland Finfish Hatching and Rearing permit regulates the discharge of wastewater from fish hatcheries in the state of Washington that raise salmon, trout, and other finfish species. These fish species are raised for a variety of reasons such as commercial sales, fishing opportunities, and conservation.

The current permit went into effect Oct. 1, 2021, and expires on Sept. 30, 2026.

Regional contacts for help with your permit: