Originally Posted by Corbo
"Restoration" with chemicals is totally irresponsible.... with all critters in the stream affected you are messing with more than the fish.... you might be killing genetically distinct species from bugs to salamanders to whatever and I find the entire notion selfish.
You may now beat me with a stick... but you've already killed the genetically distinct brookies you wanted to protect.
This article contains information on the chemical (antimycin) that was used to treat the waters: http://www.newmexicotu.org/Antimycin%20Summary.pdf
. I did not take the time to highlight specific information in the article.
By the way, the treated streams were shocked and fish were collected prior to the streams being treated. So very few of the brookies were killed. I'm sure that either Steve Moore or Matt Kulp (GSMNP fisheries) would be glad to answer any further questions that you might have. I can dig around for their email addresses or telephone numbers if you'd like.