New Jersey DEP conducting trout radio telemetry study in Big Flat Brook system

(New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection photo)

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection‘s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced Tuesday, April 11, that it is conducting a radio telemetry study in the Big Flat Brook system. The focus of the study is on the movement and use of habitat by stocked rainbow trout.

Small transmitters have been surgically implanted into hatchery trout released into the catch-and-release area of the Big Flat Brook in Sussex County. The transmitters are implanted in the abdomen area and an antenna trails from an incision near the pelvic and anal fins.

Anglers catching a fish with a transmitter should release it unharmed. If the fish is fatally injured or found dead, please send the transmitter to Ross Shramko, NJDFW, P.O. Box 394, Lebanon, NJ 08833, or call 908-236-2118. The cooperation of the angling public is appreciated, the agency said.

— New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

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