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Native Minnesota Brookies: Hardy Survivors

February 6, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

Scientists tracking the DNA of brook trout in Minnesota have reached a surprising conclusion: despite decades of overfishing, stream-habitat destruction and stocking of non-natives, native fish are on the comeback trail. “‘We understand better today that species that evolve in a system have a genetic advantage,’ said Jason Moeckel, DNR southeast trout manager.” Chris Niskanen on TwinCities.com.