Enhanced Fish Stocking Project
The Enhanced Fish Stocking project provides anglers with increased opportunities to catch and harvest 20-cm rainbow trout in parts of Alberta where angling opportunities are limited or do not exist. Recipient waterbodies are prone to winterkill and require annual stocking of rainbow trout to maintain angling opportunities. In 2014/15, rainbow trout stockings were completed through 10 contracts: nine with private growers and one with the Government of Alberta. We stocked a total of 61 waterbodies with 115,150 rainbow trout in 2014. Approximately 60% of the stockings were completed before the May long weekend. Due to low water level and to allow for trout stocking, we filled one waterbody (Mirror Reservoir) to full supply level by pumping water from a nearby creek. We also installed project signs at 10 waterbodies. Since 1998, when ACA assumed responsibility for the Enhanced Fish Stocking project, we have stocked over two million rainbow trout in 1,455 stocking events.
Access Pipeline, Aquality Environmental, City of Fort Saskatchewan, Complete Crossings, DOW Agro Sciences, Lacombe County
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