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Old 02-24-2022, 05:06 PM   #1
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Brook Trout: Preserving New York's State Fish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59cWlEMImik

New York's state freshwater fish is the brook trout. To help preserve heritage strains of brook trout in the Adirondacks, DEC Fisheries staff travel to remote ponds to conduct egg takes. Eggs and milt are taken from captured fish. The eggs are fertilized and taken to a fish hatchery to grow before being stocked in ponds throughout the Adirondacks.
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Old 02-24-2022, 09:07 PM   #2
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I always knew they stocked them this way, but really cool seeing it in action!
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Old 02-25-2022, 08:28 AM   #3
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Interesting video, thanks!
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Old 02-25-2022, 10:02 AM   #4
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The state hatchery in Rome , NY has raised the Horn Lake strain for years.
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Old 02-25-2022, 12:03 PM   #5
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If there were only decent regulations and enforcement to protect them.
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Old 02-25-2022, 01:24 PM   #6
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Thanks Bunch. This is great and hope it continues for years to come. Per Glen concern, down here (Westchester/Putnam/Dutchess) there are not enough DEP and DEC cops to handle all the poaching, so I can only image how tough it is to cover all up in the Park.
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Old 02-25-2022, 04:25 PM   #7
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Thanks for sharing. Very informative.
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Old 02-25-2022, 09:30 PM   #8
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The DEC youtube channel has a bunch of good little videos
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Old 02-27-2022, 03:27 PM   #9
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It is great that they are doing this especially because without it brook trout fishing wouldn't exist as an option in so many Adirondack ponds.

That being said I always find it sad that the only way New York states freshwater fish can exist in so many places now is with stocking thanks to all of the damage we have done.
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