Calif. wildlife agency sued over fish stocking
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—An environmental group is suing a state wildlife agency over its program to stock hatchery-raised fish in California's lakes and streams.
The lawsuit by the Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity primarily targets hatchery-raised trout. It says trout bred by the Department of Fish and Game for recreational fishermen will hunt native fish and amphibians.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Sacramento County Superior Court.
It asks the state to perform a new study of the fish-stocking program and propose ways to protect Chinook salmon, mountain yellow-legged frogs and long-toed salamanders.
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