The NM Dep’t of Game and Fish operates hatcheries that rear rainbow trout, amongst other fish. These trout are stocked into New Mexico’s rivers, for what is known as “put and take” fishing. A well-known stocking point is Quartzite Site (formerly known as the “Fishing Hole”), in Pilar, on the Rio Grande. There, one can observe people who appear not well-to-do taking full stringers of recently-stocked trout home, and thence to the table. These are known as “meat fishermen”. It would be simpler, less-expensive and easier on the environment if means-tested people were allowed to pick up their fish at the hatchery.