Native New Mexico Fish

The Department of Game and Fish is committed to maintaining the quality of the state’s fisheries, improving fish habitat and restoring native fishes, while also providing outstanding recreational angling opportunities for the public.

Gila Trout

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For the most current information on Gila Trout see the  Gila Trout Fishing Report.

Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout

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For the most current information see the Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout page.

Native New Mexico Fish Posters

These two-sided posters, broken out by major river drainage, provide information on the distribution and biology of the native fishes of New Mexico. These posters were all developed by Lateral Lines and three of them were the product of Share with Wildlife project funded in 2015. Click the images below to download PDF copies. To obtain print copies of a poster, please contact Ginny Seamster. Please note the Canadian River native fish poster is currently unavailable in print (4-29-2020).

Native fishes of the Rio Grande, New Mexico (click for New Mexico Department of Game and Fish PDF poster).

Native fishes Rio Grande, New Mexico (click for PDF poster).

Native fishes of the Pecos River, New Mexico (click for New Mexico Department of Game and Fish PDF poster).

Native fishes Pecos River, New Mexico (click for PDF poster).

Native fishes of the San Juan River, New Mexico (click for NMDGF PDF poster).

Native fishes San Juan River, New Mexico (click for PDF poster).

Native fishes of the Gila River Basin, New Mexico (click for NMDGF PDF poster).

Native fishes Gila River Basin, New Mexico (click for PDF poster).

Native fishes of the Canadian River, New Mexico (click for NMDGF PDF poster).

Native fishes Canadian River, New Mexico (click for PDF poster). Currently unavailable in print.

Fish Conservation

The Department of Game and Fish is directed under the New Mexico Wildlife Conservation Act (WCA) to develop recovery plans for species listed by the state of New Mexico as threatened or endangered.

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Treatment Advisories

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