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A man works on a fishery tank truck with a large hose with fish coming out into Lake Erie
Ohio partners release yearling lake trout into Lake Erie.
Credit:John Hageman

Allegheny National Fish Hatchery realeases first lake trout yearlings in Great Lakes since 2005

It's been seven years since Allegheny Naitonal Fish Hatchery stocked yearling lake trout in the Great Lakes, but this week biologists are releasing 80,000 of them into Lake Erie.

In all, the hatchery will release 200,000 yearlings into Lake Erie before moving on to stock Lake Ontario--quite an accomplishment considering the hatchery was closed for six years due to a fish disease and hatchery repairs.

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Columbus Dispatch article on Lake Erie lake trout

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Published on: Monday, April 15,2013

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