Rainbows for Batten Kill?

Opponents of Vermont’s idea to stock the Batten Kill with 1000 rainbow trout as part of its plan for the river’s recovery point out that the river and its tributaries are one of only five “wild trout fisheries” in the state. Even though rainbows were reportedly introduced in the 1950s and failed to reproduce, T.U.’s Eric Rickstad and others think that the risk of rainbows endangering brook and brown trout populations is too great. Neal Goswami in the Bennington (Vermot) Banner. (Link via Moldy Chum.)

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