Animas River fish survey shows encouraging signs

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Animas River fish survey shows encouraging signs

Fish count not ‘great,’ but some trends are up
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Animas River fish survey shows encouraging signs

Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s John Alves prepares to weigh a rainbow trout taken from the Animas River as Chris Lashmett, center, assists and Mike Japhet records information during a survey of the fish population. The survey counted twice as many fish of quality size, 14 inches or better, compared with last year.
As Jim White, an aquatic biologist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, rows, Pete Deren prepares to net fish stunned by an electrical device thrown into the water by Pat Hayden, center, during a survey of fish population in the Animas River.
John Alves, an aquatic biologist with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, prepares to release a brown trout into the Animas River during a survey of the fish population. A final fish population estimate based on the survey is expected to be out in a couple of weeks.
John Alves, an aquatic biologist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, prepares to weigh a mottled sculpin from the Animas River.
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