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DEC releases plan to improve Atlantic salmon population in Lake Ontario

By: Delaney Keppner,

NEW YORK (WWTI) — The public is encouraged to comment on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s plan to manage the Atlantic salmon population in Lake Ontario.

According to DEC, the species is native to Lake Ontario but were extirpated during the mid-1800s due to a variety of factors, including habitat degradation and overfishing. Although DEC stocks a small number of Atlantic salmon in Lake Ontario it only provides a limited fishery.

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