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DATCP Fish Farm Registration Application -
Print and submit an Type 1 Fish Farm application to the Wisconsin
Department of Ag, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Being registered
as a fish farm allows you (and others) to:
1. Fish in the pond(s) without a license
2. Stock fish without a DNR permit
3. Fish in the pond(s) without having to observe season, size or
Please note that a WDNR permit and WPDES coverage is required
for aquatic herbicide/algaecide use if a pond isn't completely
contained on the property. There is a small fee for this permit
which must be renewed yearly. Applicants MUST also fill out and
submit the Livestock Premises Application below.
Livestock Premises Application and Instructions
- This application most accompany the DATCP Fish Farm license
application above and most also be renewed annually.
WDNR Fish Stocking Application - Online fish
stocking application intended for ponds NOT registered
as a DATCP Fish Farm. Must be accompanied by DATCP Fish Health
Certificates from fish supplier.
WDNR Aquatic Plant Control Application and
Permit/WPDES Pesticide Pollutant Permit Application - In the
Wisconsin, all water must be permitted before any algaecide or
herbicide treatment may begin. If the water to be treated leaves
the property, individual WPDES coverage must also be obtained
(unless owner is working with an applicator that has statewide
WDNR Large-Scale Aquatic Plant Treatment
Worksheet - Must accompany the WDNR Aquatic Plant Control
Application and Permit if waterbody is public and treatment will
exceed 10 acres in size.
WDNR Herbicide Treatment Record - WDNR requires
this form to be submitted no later than 30 days after each
WDNR Mechanical/Manual Aquatic Plant Control
Permit - This permit allows mechanical or manual
removal of plants in a public water body beyond the 30 feet allowed
under s. NR 109.06 (2a).
Wisconsin Pesticide Pollutant Discharge
Permits- Also called WPDES permits, this coverage is needed if
the water cannot be contained on the property.
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