Brent C. Lehman, Jr.

lehmanTitle: Fish Hatchery Manager
Department: Fish, Wildlife & Environmental Science
Office Location: Fish Hatchery 001
Office Phone: 518-255-5636
Office Hours: 8-12 M,W,F

Additional Title: “The Fish Guy”

Areas of Expertise: Aquaculture: Cold, Cool, and Tropical; Tank & Pond Culture, Aquaculture Engineering

Courses Taught:
Aquaculture Techniques, Hatchery Techniques, Fish Hatchery Management, Production Mericulture Aquaculture, Aquaculture Engineering

About Brent: I am a SUNY Cobleskill alumni class of 2004. I have my Advanced open water SCUBA certification. I enjoy diving many of the lakes around the area including Lake George. I enjoy going out in the field with students and helping them complete their projects/sampling. I’m an avid Curler during the winter months anyways.

Curriculum Vitae:


Bachelors of Technology, SUNY Cobleskill
Fisheries and Aquaculture 2004

Associate of Applied Science, SUNY Cobleskill
Fisheries & Wildlife 2002


Fish Hatchery Manager, SUNY Cobleskill
My duties are managing all the Aquaculture areas on campus. This includes the Cold-water, Warm-water, Experimental Covered Ponds, Walleye Ponds, Endangered Species and African Cichlid Facilities. I supervise work-study students and all students caring for our Aquaculture tanks around campus. I market our fish to both on and off-campus customers; I am also responsible for purchasing materials and maintaining the hatchery budget, as well as scheduling high school groups for tours and spawning labs. May 2005-present.

Pond Project Manager, SUNY Cobleskill
I designed and built our Experimental Pond Facility which included securing all the proper permits from both the DEC and Army Corp of Engineers, and writing quarterly progress reports. October 2004-May 2005

Fisheries Technican, Nashua National Fish Hatchery
I was responsible for maintaining equipment, grounds, supervising volunteers, setting-up PIT (Passive Integrated Transponder) tagging equipment and maintaining the tagging database. I was responsible for monthly growth sampling of all of the fish at the hatchery. February 2004-October 2004

Aquatic Pesticide Applicator
C4862415 Current. NYS DEC

Advanced Open Water SCUBA
ID # 000937 Current. SCUBA Educators International


World Aquaculture Society
American Fisheries Society
NYS Aquaculture Association


Awardees were nominated by colleagues for going beyond their job
responsibilities to benefit the campus community and the College’s mission.
Publications: I have been Co-Author on 12 Student Poster presentations.

I will be presenting a poster at the World Aquaculture Society meeting in Seattle this February. The title of the poster is “HIGH TUNNEL GREENHOUSES: AN EFFECTIVE APPROACH TO SEASONAL AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION IN THE NORTH TEMPERATURE CLIMATES”
Research and Grants: Experimental Pond Project: Manager. Appalachian Regional Commission Grant. Designed and constructed our High-Tunnel Pond system.

Endangered Species: State Wildlife Grant for endangered Fish Gilt Darters + Lake Sturgeon.

Electric Trawl: Building and testing an electrified trawl net used to sample benthic fish in areas traditional gear can’t go.


In the News:

DEC helps restock rare fish to native waters, Buffalo News
Restoring An Endangered Species To It’s Native Habitat, WGRZ