NEOSHO, MO.--- The director of the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service paid a visit to the Neosho National Fish Hatchery. Dan Ashe met with the public and officials to talk about the facility's operation. The director was impressed with how the Neosho hatchery is being run and thanked the staff for their work. He also took a tour of the facility to see a fish that's been recently added to the endangered fish list, it's the "Topeka Shiners." Ashe added he was very pleased with his visit.
"I love the sense of community, I mean, we had lunch here with the friends groups and some of the partners and you can just feel a real sense of belonging. That this fish hatchery belongs to this community," said Dan Ashe, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director.
This Saturday, the fish hatchery will be honoring veterans by having "Veterans Fishing Day." Free fishing will be provided for active and retired military.
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