U.S. Fish & Wildlife Lampricide Addition to the LaPlatte River

sea lamprey attached to fish

The sea lamprey is a fish that parasitizes other fish, scarring or killing the host. A substantial amount of information gathered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicates that the sea lamprey is depressing coldwater and some warm water fisheries in Lake Champlain. The negative impacts of sea lamprey parasitism have been documented in the Great Lakes, where sea lamprey control programs have been in effect for more than 50 years. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service applies lampricide (TFM)¬†every four years in a few Vermont rivers to kill…

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