South Africa Inches Closer To Eradicating Trout

May 3, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

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.”