Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Utah studying whirling disease resistant trout

(Via our partners at ProtectYourWaters.net) Utah Wildlife officials have stocked a strain of whirling disease resistant rainbow trout in two reservoirs and are asking anglers to help in the study.

The WD-resistant rainbow is a cross between the Harrison Lake strain and the German-bred Hofer strain and are from eggs supplied by the DOW.

Read the entire article here.

Whirling disease has become a big problem in Utah and not just for anglers. According to this article in the Salt Lake Tribune, sales of Utah trout and trout related products has dropped from $1.9 million in 1998 to just $560,000 in 2005.

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