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#1 mattknepley

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 04:03 PM

Not sure if this should go here, or in Collecting, or where...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 22, 2016:
Public urged to catch fish in Santa Fe River
before it goes dry
SANTA FE The Department of Game and Fish has issued an emergency salvage order allowing the public to harvest an unlimited amount of fish by any means from the Santa Fe River between Camino Cabra and Camino Alire from June 22-30.
The salvage order was requested by the City of Santa Fe as water flowing into the riverbed from upstream reservoirs will be insufficient to sustain fish. The salvage order will allow anglers to remove trout from the Santa Fe River before it runs dry.
The department had stocked hundreds of trout in the river for the June 4 childrens fishing derby. Anglers caught most of those fish, but some may remain in the river between Camino Cabra and Camino Alire.
Tackle regulations will be suspended during the salvage period that begins at 12:01 a.m. June 22 through 11:59 p.m. June 30.
Fish can be removed from the river using nets or by other means. Anglers ages 12 and older are required to have a state fishing license.
For more information, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

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#2 Betta132

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 01:16 AM

So... do they want the fish to be moved to new places, or just taken out of the river so there won't be tons of smelly dead 'wasted' fish in the riverbed? 



#3 mattknepley

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 04:55 AM

I don't get the impression there are tons, but I could be wrong. Probably a situation that requires a little more knowledge before deciding if one is upset over it or not. I'm not sure what other word I would use, but "salvage" was an interesting choice, for sure!
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#4 EBParks

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 11:49 AM

Definitely sounds like they just want the planted fish to be harvested.


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#5 Betta132

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 02:49 PM

I meant tons as in lots, not as in literal tons. Poor choice of words.



#6 smilingfrog

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 12:00 AM

This sounds similar to a situation we sometimes have in Minnesota during the winter.  When the DNR determines a lake is likely to experience a winter kill (insufficient oxygen levels in the lake to support fish) it will be opened up to liberalized fishing where they remove number and size limits as well as many of the restrictions on how they can be caught.  They are basically saying they know the fish are going to die so they might as well let people catch and eat them.



#7 Irate Mormon

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 10:08 PM

They are worried about stocked trout??


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#8 gzeiger

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 03:03 PM

I certainly am :(



#9 sschluet

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 08:32 AM

What about the native non-game fishes?....
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#10 don212

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 10:48 AM

how about they are saying, everything is going to die, go save, or eat, whatever you want



#11 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 07:46 PM

Think they are worried about expensive trout. They will die first as the water gets shallow and warm. The rest are on their own. The native fish did not cost the state money, so who cares? Kind of sad.


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#12 gzeiger

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 04:48 PM

I had a distressing conversation with the county mosquito control officer last week. They had a display at the local fair, and we started talking about their control methods. He wanted to know if we needed any fish stocked, as they had Gambusia and "killies" available. I told him I wasn't interested in mosquito control, but I was very concerned about Gambusia control, and asked if he knew what kind of killies they were. He didn't :(





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