Fish Farm Registration (Type 3)
Natural Body of Water Status (Required):
Applicants for new fish farm registrations must attach proof of status letter from DNR indicating compliance with s. 29.733, Wis. Stats. Call DNR at (608) 264-9257 for more information.

Type 3 Registration allows

  • All the activities allowed under Type 1
  • All the activities allowed under Type 2
  • Obtaining live fish or fish eggs that are susceptible to viral hemorrhagic septicemia from a wild source and selling/distributing them.


Type 1 or Type 2 Registration

If you are not obtaining and selling/distributing fish or fish eggs susceptible to viral hemorrhagic septicemia from a wild source, you do not need a Type 3 fish farm registration. If you plan to sell live fish or fish eggs from your fish farm, please refer to the Type 2 Fish Farm Registration. If you do not plan to sell live fish or fish eggs from your fish farm, please refer to the Type 1 Fish Farm Registration.

An annual fish farm registration (Type 3) expires on March 31 and is not refundable. The annual fee is

  • $125 for registering 1-5 Type 2 & 3 fish farms
  • $150 for registering 6-10 Type 2 & 3 fish farms
  • $200 for registering 11-20 Type 2 & 3 fish farms
  • $300 for registering more than twenty Type 2 & 3 fish farms
  • Primary and secondary schools are exempt from fees
  • Veterans eligible for an initial license fee waiver under Veterans License Fee Waiver Program: 2011 Wisconsin Act 209 may be exempt from fees.

The registration may be obtained by submitting a completed application and appropriate fee to DATCP. To apply online click "Start New Application" below. To print a blank application to mail click here.

If you have any questions, contact the Division of Animal Health at 608-224-4887.

Authority: chs. 93 and 95, Wis. Stats., s. ATCP 10.61, Wis. Adm. Code
AH-AQ-2801Nw (rev 1/15).
Personal information you provide may be used for purposes other than that for which it was originally collected (s.15.04(1)(m), Wis Stats.)




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