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Federal cuts pose problems for TWRA’s Trout Stocking Program


Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Federal fish hatcheries responsible for raising 60 percent of all trout in Tennessee are in jeopardy due to proposed federal budget cuts. The cuts would become effective October 11th, 2011 and would eliminate a majority of the funding for the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery and the Erwin National Fish Hatchery.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) relies on the fish from Dale Hollow and Erwin hatcheries to provide quality fishing at dozens of locations in Tennessee. Both facilities are operated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).  «Read the rest of this article»

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