‘Rock snot’ infestation shuts Vermont hatchery

 

DownloadedFileAn infestation of the invasive algae didymo, or “rock snot” has prompted the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Commission to close the Bethel Federal Fish Hatchery in Vermont so it can be thoroughly decontaminated. Some 3,000 hatchery salmon will be donated to Native American tribes, while the fate of 434,000 lake trout will be decided later. Via AP.

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