Posted on April 14 2008
Nova Scotia anglers and officials are surprised at the rise in the number of rainbow trout being caught in local rivers, the likely result of a hurricane damaging a coastal fish farm last fall. The concern: that rainbow trout, which eat salmon eggs, will do damage to native fish populations. “The fish, which are not native to our waters, are suddenly being caught by anglers everywhere from the Mersey River in Liverpool to the Sackville River in Halifax Regional Municipality, and it’s all because of post-tropical storm Noel. Wind and storm surges ripped apart Ocean Trout Farms’ aquaculture cages off Coffin Island in Queens County last fall, releasing about 500,000 farmed fish into the ocean.” Renee Stevens in the Nova Scotia Chronicle Herald.