The Pelican Wars, or "Your Trash, My Resource"

August 5, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

It’s official: a Idaho state Department of Fish and Game non-game species biologist calls carp a “trash fish.” Seriously, though, when it comes to trout versus pelicans, what is trash and what is a threated species makes for lively conversation where the birds have established large colonies near large-scale fish stocking operations. “Anglers have taken matters into their own hands, illegally releasing pigs or even badgers on the islands to eat the eggs, state officials say.” John Miller for the Associated Press.