Little fish may be big help to fishing

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
27 July 2005, at 1:00am

MISSISSIPPI - Something fishy is going on at the Gulf Coast Research Lab. Professors and students are raising thousands of speckled trout in an attempt to boost the population of one of the Coast's most popular game fish. Fish farming is not a new idea, but this type of saltwater program, under the direction of Reg Blaylock, associate research professor, is unique to the aquaculture world. "This is the first time this has been done with speckled trout," Blaylock said. "Recreational fishing is a huge economic engine in coastal communities, so the goal is to demonstrate whether or not stock enhancement can increase the population of the species. There's a lot of interest in being able to maintain those levels." Source: The Sun Herald