Elementary Students To Help Restock Local Lake

first_img More than 55 grade primary and grade one students from JeddoreLakeville School will release 1,500 speckled trout in WilliamLake, Halifax County, on Wednesday, May 26 in an effort torestock the area. “In order to encourage youth involvement in sportfishing andpromote awareness of our natural resources, it’s important thatwe continue to promote these restocking programs,” saidAgriculture and Fisheries Minister Chris d’Entremont. “It’sencouraging to see young Nova Scotians participating in thisprogram.” Staff from the department’s inland fisheries division andrepresentatives of the Eastern Shore Outdoor Heritage Societywill assist in the restocking program. The initiative will teachchildren the importance of protecting the environment and givethem an appreciation for outdoor recreational activities. The department uses the spring restocking program to reduceangling pressure on wild trout while providing sportfishingopportunities in many urban areas. Speckled trout is thepredominant species used in the department’s hatchery program,accounting for an average of 83 per cent of annual hatcheryproduction. For more information see the website atwww.gov.ns.ca/nsaf/sportfishing . AGRICULTURE/FISHERIES–Elementary Students To Help Restock LocalLakelast_img