South Africa Inches Closer To Eradicating Trout

Apparently South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) is quite serious about their proposed new rules for alien species eradication, moving to a second draft of their Alien and Invasive Species Regulations. Those rules, according to reporter Andrew Stone, would mean the end of trout fishing in that country. “Although trout have been established in South Africa for over a century, they are not indigenous to the country and would therefore need to be eradicated, according to DEAT.”

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  • Capt Gordon

    Europeans are not endemic to South Africa either so they probably should be eradicated too…. Sheesh how dumb.

  • Jack

    Something tells me the Europeans have done a lot more damage than the trout.