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Stocking Arctic charr in heritage pond is a bad idea, fish conservationists say

BANGOR, Maine — Fisheries conservationists made passionate pleas Tuesday night for state fisheries officials to reconsider a plan that would allow the introduction of Arctic charr into a brook trout water that has never been stocked, and which is included on Maine’s list of protected Heritage Fish Waters.

The proposed delisting of Henderson Pond, which is in northern Piscataquis County, due west of Millinocket, drew the ire of those in attendance. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is considering a plan that would transfer struggling charr from Bald Mountain Pond, or perhaps from another source, to Henderson Pond, where a viable spawning population of charr could be raised.

To read the rest of “Stocking Arctic charr in heritage pond is a bad idea, fish conservationists say,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer John Holyoke, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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