July 9, 2012
A school of trout
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State wants feds to resume producing trout on Colorado
The full House Natural Resources Committee voted to move H.R. 5026, the Fish Hatchery Protection Act, to the House floor at a “markup” committee meeting held July 30. Consequently, the trout propagation program at the Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery could be a step closer to being reinstated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), according to an Arizona Game and Fish press release on Thursday.
Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists are investigating what caused the death of hundreds and perhaps thousands of fish in the Salt River east of Roosevelt Lake. Anglers reported finding the fish Wednesday upstream of Horseshoe Bend in a 20-mile stretch of the Salt River.