Northern Snakehead Removal

February 2009
New York State Conservationist;Feb2009, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p28
The article reports on the effort by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to remove all northern snakehead fish from the upper Ridgebury Lake/Caitlin Creek watershed in Orange County. Northern snakeheads can cause serious damage to resident aquatic species. The Bureau of Fisheries decided to rid the lake of the invasive fish by a rotenone application. After the treatment, dead fish were removed and brought to a Department of Transportation composting facility.


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