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Old 11-09-2010, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default Native Fish Species Being Returned to Remote Maine Pond

Native Fish Species Being Returned to Remote Maine Pond
10/29/2010 12:32 PM ET
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Native Fish Species Being Returned to Remote Maine Pond
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A remote pond in northern Maine has been chemically treated in an effort to kill several invasive species of fish so native species can be restored.

Big Reed Pond is one of only 12 Maine water bodies that support wild Arctic charr--also known as blueback trout, a close relative of the brook trout. Populations of both fish have declined suddenly, and unexpectedly in recent years, state officials say, caused by the illegal introduction of several invasive species, such as rainbow smelt and creek chub.

State wildlife officials treated Big Reed Pond with...
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