Located in central Pennsylvania between State College and Lock Haven, the Lamar National Fish Hatchery and Northeast Fishery Center conducts three different functions. The hatchery is involved in producing Atlantic salmon, a severely depleted species in the Northeast. The facility also conducts research on the culture and management techniques of imperiled aquatic species as well as assisting facilities within the Services Northeast Region in managing the genetics of fish populations. The facility’s fish health component provides fish health diagnostic services to the Northeast Region's fish hatcheries, both state and Federal. Additionally, they monitor the health of wild fish stocks. The facility is also involved in Atlantic sturgeon research.