Monday, August 14, 2006

Invasive Trout?

Say it isn't so! Could our beloved brown trout actually be a dangerous invasive species?

"There's a number of either purposely introduced, or accidentally introduced, species that have provided quite a recreational resource," said George Madison, fisheries supervisor for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for the Western Upper Peninsula. "So while smelt can be desired by people, or brown trout or rainbow trout, it's very clear that they out-compete the native species."
(Link to the Story)

While we are at it here is a link to another story that says that a quarter of all fish in the 12 western states are non-native.

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