California Fish and Wildlife gets ready to poison creek

Native trout

Native trout

Wednesday, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife planned to poison part of Silver King Creek to kill hybridized and planted trout.

Their goal is to re-introduce endangered native trout.  A court fight dealt with issues of killing live creatures to go back in time to re-introduce
endangered natives.
The Reno Gazette Journal talks about the California State Department Fish and Wildlife treating an 11 mile stretch of Silver King Creek.



4 Responses to California Fish and Wildlife gets ready to poison creek

  1. Gene Beley August 28, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    Sen. Jean Fuller has been trying to eradicate bass in the Delta because “big fish eat little fish.” Legislators like her are going around saying the bass eat 90% of the salmon before they reach the ocean, which is not true, as scientists have confirmed. The motive for some of the legislators is, if they can get rid of these non-native fish, fewer fish will get chewed up in the Delta pumps at the Clifton Forebay and, therefore, they could pump more water southward to Fresno, Bakersfield, Los Angeles and San Diego. Don’t believe it? Go to my Central Valley Business Times August 10, 2013 article and video at:

    or just the video on YouTube at:

  2. Steve August 27, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    They are going to spend millions of dollars on lawyers going back and forth, then when they do get the ok to poison the creek, the hybridized trout will reappear. Why not just offer a $10 reward unlimted catch for the fish. It’ll be wiped out within a year.

    • Benett Kessler August 27, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

      They are going to do the poisoning with a go ahead from the court, according to the Reno article.

  3. Mark August 27, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    You want job security work for Fish & Game. These idiots get paid to repair damage they did in the first place

    what a racket


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