- September 03, 2014
- Posted by Rachel 'Ray Ray' Nelsen
There are many fish hatcheries all throughout the state of Montana. Their sole purpose it to raise fish from the time that they are eggs until they are large enough to survive in the wild on their own. At the fish hatchery right out side of Lewistown they raise Rainbow trout, a native fish of Montana. The rainbow trout is being threatened in the wild by the invasive Walleye, which eat young trout. The goal of the FWP is to study the rainbow trout to find ways to insure a better chance of survival for the fish that they release into the wild. Through this research they have discovered that the small fin that is located on the back of the fish near the tail fin is useless out in the wild and just creates another surface for the Walleye to bite onto. So, with this new information, the FWP called in the MCC to come and help clip thousands of these tiny little fins from their fish.
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