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Old 10-27-2011, 04:03 PM
Knothead Knothead is offline
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Interesting thread and posts. Hopefully, things will be resolved in the future. It would be virually impossible for states to take over the hatcheries. First, where would they get the money as wildlife agencies are strapped as it is. Second,the Erwin, TN hatchery hatches eggs and then ships them to other hatcheries to raise and release. I don't think it is feasible for each state to shell out millions to build new hatcheries just to hatch eggs and then build hatcheries to raise them for release.
Go to the USF&WS website and see what they do besides raise fish. I think you might be surprised.
John Torchick
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