The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tried to kill sea lampreys spawning in the Grand River recently and killed a lot of desirable fish and other fauna.
Found in the wake of the poisoning treatment were at least 500 dead fish in a section of stream and 120 dead two-lined salamanders at another tributary, conservation groups reported. Among the fish fatalities was a 48-inch muskie.
The Grand is one of several Lake Erie tributaries that get annual stockings of steelhead from the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s hatchery at Castalia. It also is one of the streams where the predatory lampreys, a scourge to Lake Erie fish, spawn successfully.
Originally Posted May 13, 2017 at 8:34 PM By Dave Golowenski For The Columbus Dispatch
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