Story: Trout and salmon

Releasing trout

Releasing trout

A man loads a milk pail containing trout fry onto a launch on Lake Rotorua, where the fry are to be released. Rearing trout in hatcheries and releasing them into waterways was widespread throughout New Zealand for many decades. Research has since shown that in most cases releases are not needed, as natural spawning produces more than enough juveniles to maintain the population.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
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Carl Walrond, 'Trout and salmon - Rainbow trout', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008