Seatrout fingerlings to be released as part of population cooperative | Schools
Seatrout Population Enhancement Cooperative, a partnership among the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the Coastal Conservation Association of Mississippi since 2005, will release thousands of spotted seatrout fingerlings into the waters of Saint Louis Bay the week of Aug. 13-17 at Cedar Point Boat Launch, Bay St. Louis, Miss. and Merlin Necaise Boat Launch on the Wolf River.
These fish were produced at GCRL’s Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center located at its Cedar Point site in Ocean Springs, MS. To date, a total of about 500,000 fingerlings have been released into Davis Bayou and Bay St. Louis.
The SPEC program began in 2005 with broodstockfrom Davis Bayou (Ocean Springs, MS). The first fingerlings were released back into that bayou in Fall 2006.
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