Fish Hatcheries in Jeopardy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says federal fish hatcheries in Tennessee are in jeopardy because of proposed budget cuts.
The agency said in a news release Wednesday that the cuts would eliminate a majority of the funding for the Dale Hollow and Erwin hatcheries to provide quality fishing at dozens of locations in the state. Both facilities are operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The cuts would take effect in October. The TWRA said the hatcheries are responsible for raising 60 percent of all trout in Tennessee.
The Dale Hollow hatchery is part of a winter trout program that delivers the fish to communities in Middle and West Tennessee.

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