The mission of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is to
protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. [more]
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is an independent Commonwealth agency
comprised of 10 Commissioners appointed by the Governor and approved by the Legislature. Day
to day operations are overseen by our Executive Director.
Administrative offices are based at the Commission's headquarters at 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg. Field operations are based at our Pleasant Gap Complex, 450 Robinson Lane, Pleasant Gap (near Bellefonte, Centre County).
Region offices, hatcheries, fisheries management offices and other Commission facilities are spread throughout the commonwealth.
Headquarters -- Located in Harrisburg, this office serves as agency headquarters. The public can also buy fishing licenses, register boats and pick up Commission publications.
Pleasant Gap Complex -- Administrative headquarters for the Office of Field Operations (Bureaus' of Fisheries, Engineering, Hatcheries).
Regional Offices -- Buy a fishing license, register a
boat, pick up Commission publications, etc. Conservation Officers and Outreach Coordinators are there to assist
you with local fishing and boating information.
State Fish Hatcheries -- Hatchery personnel spawn, raise and
stock trout and many other species of coldwater and warm/coolwater fish.
Fisheries Management Areas -- Fisheries biologists determine stocking
allocations, classify streams, survey streams, etc. in managing PA's fisheries.
Maintenance Offices -- Maintain boat access areas and other Commission properties.
Visit our Directory for addresses of field offices and contact information.
Fishing and Boating Opportunities: PA Fish and Boat Commission