07 June 2013

• “‘Frankenfish’ May Not Be A Threat, After All”

” [A] Virginia fisheries biologist…said intelligent management - not eradication - of the snakehead is his state’s goal. So far, the fish have not wreaked havoc with the Potomac River ecosystem, he said on a recent survey trip through Virginia streams.

”The snakehead population has risen since 2004. But so has the population of large-mouth bass, a prized regional sport fish that brings in $622 million a year to Virginia and accounts for more than 5,500 jobs in the state, according to the American Sportfishing Association.”

Source: OmanTribune.com

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