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KABC staff also aims to begin propagating a few select species to restore existing populations KABC staff also aims to begin propagating a few select species to restore existing populations

Aquatic Wildlife Propagation Centre Opens in Kansas

The future for some of Kansas’ most imperilled aquatic species got brighter on August 16, with the opening of the Kansas Aquatic Biodiversity Center (KABC) at Farlington Fish Hatchery in southeast Kansas.

More than 60 people attended the opening ceremony for the facility, which culminated more than 10 years of planning and work.

The KABC is operated by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. It is part of a programme to propagate imperilled aquatic wildlife for reintroduction into areas where they have had serious population declines due to human activities and other factors. It will also be a holding facility for animals in immediate peril due to a decline in the quality of their habitat.