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 2 Registration allows:All the activities allowed under Type 1
Raising bait for sale or trade
Raising, buying, trading, importing live fish/fish eggs for resale, stocking, processing or exchange
Distributing fish/fish eggs (not produced on your fish farm) from inside the state to outside the state
Type 1 or Type 3 Registration:
If you are not planning on selling live fish or fish eggs from your farm, please refer to the Type 1 Fish Farm Registration
OR if you are receiving any fish or fish eggs obtained from a wild source of a species that is susceptible to viral hemorrhagic septicemia and you plan to sell/distribute them, please refer to the Type 3 Fish Farm Registration
An annual fish farm registration (Type 2) expires on March 31 and is not refundable. In addition, you may be subject to a surcharge if found to be operating without a license. 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.
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