Some Australians Want Trout Declared Alien Species

December 31, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Is it a carefully considered plan to restore ecological balance, or the brainchild of over-zealous bureaucrats with too much time on their hands? “The popular game fish has been declared an alien species and put on a hit-list for eradication in a move that has outraged anglers. Trout would be culled from major Victorian rivers such as the Murray, Goulburn and Yarra, despite the Brumby Government pouring about 400,000 trout into our waterways each year.” Peter Rolfe notes the apparent shift in policy in Australia’s Herald Sun.