Hatchery Hybrids: We Just Never Learn

Staff, students and researchers at the State University of New York (SUNY) in the US northeast are hoping to produce a hybrid strain of charr that captures the key desirable characteristics of its disparate parents.

Here we go again playing god . Not satisfied with natural brook trout and Arctic charr, let’s blend the two and create a new manmade fish.

Just like what we did with splake, a cross between a brook trout and a lake trout, and tiger trout, a cross between a brook trout and a brown trout, we are at it again.

What are the chances these fish will find their way into our public waters under the guise of recreational fishing?

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