Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Grand Theft Chub?

Ed Dentry from the Recreation page of RockyMountainNews.com reports on a Thanksgiving break in at the fish hatchery near Alamosa. Fish were taken but I wonder if the thieves knew what kind of crime they were committing. It seems they stole endangered Pikeminnows and Bonytail chub which carry fines of $10,000 per fish for any harm that might come to them. You might remember that Pikeminnows enjoy eating Steelhead and Salmon fry and in many areas anglers actually get paid for catching them in what is known as a sport reward fishery.

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