I was wondering what the NANFA position is on this popular Trout Unlimited program, especially as it pertains to native brook trout.
What is Trout in the Classroom?
Trout (or Salmon) in the Classroom (TIC or SIC) offers students of all ages a chance to raise Salmonids in a classroom setting and then release them into a nearby stream or river. Caring for the fish fosters a conservation ethic in the students, and the act of walking to a streambank and directly releasing the fingerlings into the water makes a concrete connection between caring for the fish and caring for the water.
4,000 schools releasing fish that have been kept in aquariums for up to a year.
Actually,I am well aware that the NANFA position is to never release a fish which has been kept in an aquarium