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Wyoming Game and Fish using partnering states to add diversity to Wyoming water

Wyoming Game and Fish fishery biologists and fish culturists sort through fish for any invasive species.
Wyoming Game and Fish fishery biologists and fish culturists sort through fish for any invasive species.(Bobbee Russell)
Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 6:22 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wyoming Game and Fish fishery biologists and fish culturists traveled to Oklahoma this week and brought back some species of fish they can’t produce in Wyoming because of the cold water.

Travis Trimble, WGAF assistant fish culture supervisor, said they brought in pure blue-green gill and blue-green gill sunfish hybrids.

Once they came into town, the biologists and culturists got them out of the truck and placed them onto sorting trays so they could find anything that could be invasive to the new species.

After they were sorted through, they were sent to different regions.

“There’s going to be some in the Casper, Cody and Green River regions,” Trimble said.

The fish were only a couple inches long, but this is the best way for them to travel long distances.  Trimble said this will be great catches in a couple of years.

“This is a cool operation and we are excited to provide this angling opportunity for Wyoming,” Trimble said.

He adds that they have a trade program and help other areas get trout eggs.

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