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Friday, April 26, 2019

Governor Baker, State Environmental Officials, Local Youth Stock Trout at Boston’s Jamaica Pond

Governor Baker, State Environmental Officials, Local Youth Stock Trout at Boston’s Jamaica Pond



BOSTON – In celebration of Earth Week, Governor Charlie Baker today joined Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton, Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Ronald Amidon, City of Boston officials and students from Mary E. Curley and John F. Kennedy Elementary Schools to help the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife stock Jamaica Pond in Boston with approximately 1,000 trout from the McLaughlin Hatchery in Belchertown and the Sandwich Hatchery in Sandwich.

The fish stocking event is part of a Division of Fisheries and Wildlife program to provide greater recreational trout fishing opportunities by distributing brook, brown, rainbow, and tiger trout into more than 500 rivers, streams, lakes and ponds throughout the Commonwealth each year. This spring, MassWildlife will release 500,000 trout grown at its five hatcheries in Belchertown, Montague, Palmer, Sandwich and Sunderland. Daily trout stocking updates throughout the state may be found here.

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