The Almaguin Community Hatchery Program (ACHP) (Formerly known as the Almaguin Fishing Improvement Association – AFIA) is a group of volunteers committed to the principle that the walleye fish stocks in Ahmic Lake can be dramatically improved by a process known as fry planting. Our environment is very close to nature as it is meant to be. Over many years, fish stocks have declined due to many factors. Working closely with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry we hope to restore the fish stocks of walleye in this part of the Magnetawan watershed.
Our volunteers have been engaged in this fish stocking project in excess of 30 years. New volunteers are required by the group to work their way through the various positions of the project before actually handling fish stocks.
The teaching component of the project remains with retired, certified educators with full security clearance.