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The Beaver State Podcast Episode 9: Western Oregon Channel Catfish

May 14, 2020

Believe it or not, ODFW has been stocking ponds and freeway lakes with channel catfish in Western Oregon for more than 30 years. Certified disease-free fish were often flown in from other parts of the country and the fingerlings were released and a few might get to size but many didn't make it. When the supplier could no longer provide them, ODFW warmwater fish biologists found a new supplier and used an old warmwater fish hatchery in St. Paul, Oregon to grow them to a larger and more sustainable size before release. We go visit that hatchery in this episode.

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