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JoeReal
10-20-2014, 01:10 PM
"In San Francisco, officials for the Presidio Trust (http://www.presidio.gov/Pages/default.aspx) are planning to dump a fish-killing chemical into the Presidio’s historic Mountain Lake, in a last-ditch effort to get rid of big, voracious alien carp, bass and sturgeon who’ve taken over the waters and are wiping out the native species."

California Lake Poisoned to Get Rid of Invasive Fish : Discovery News (http://news.discovery.com/earth/california-lake-poisoned-to-get-rid-of-invasive-fish-141020.htm)

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salmonid
10-20-2014, 01:15 PM
Sometimes they take the native species out and put them in a tank until the chemical is neutralized, other times they just kill 'em all and plant the ones they want from a different body of water.

Best,

JoeReal
10-20-2014, 01:19 PM
yes, that was the plan, but then how long will it last?

The "kind" hearted pet owners of aquatic plants and animals will continue their dumping when they move or when the plants and animals are out of fashion or too big to care for.

They should open a derby there instead of using poison, a 4 acre lake can be fished out in a month's time.

Porem
10-20-2014, 01:32 PM
Voracious sturgeon. Hmmm. That's a new one.


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Line Stretcher
10-20-2014, 01:56 PM
Obviously the situation has gotten out of hand at this tiny lake. Sturgeon, Bass, Carp and probably a host of other fish were obviously illegally transported live and placed in the lake. Since not too many folks have Bass or Sturgeon in their Aquariums I'd have to think it was fishermen.

Perhaps by publicizing that they are going to kill the fish, it will slow the recurrence in the future.