Rainbows being given the boot

Prized non-native trout are getting the ouster from the Snake’s South Fork, and fishery administrators are asking for acceptance.

Every spring, cutthroat and rainbow trout mingling in the South Fork spawn batches of fry that hybridize. The strain of fish that results is a cross called a “cutbow,” a variation of native and exotic trout that now must go, at least when Idaho Fish and Game fisheries crews get ahold of them.

LINK (via: Jackson Hole News and Guide)

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