Monday, April 13, 2009
No more trout stocking -- unless Congress says so
The National Park Service has decided to end trout-stocking in North Cascades National Park -- unless Congress overrules the decision by July 1, says this story from the Associated Press. The state and volunteers have been stocking lakes in the park for more than 40 years, but the National Park Service wants to end the practice because the trout aren't native to the lakes and could harm the local ecosystem. In some cases, park officials are considering actively removing fish reproducing in the lakes, using nets or even pesticides.