Pond owners can buy fish

NEW SCOTLAND — The Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District is coordinating a fish stocking program for private pond owners. 

Species available include rainbow trout, largemouth bass, channel catfish, minnow, and triploid grass carp.

Orders are being accepted through May 5 and will be available for pickup on May 10 at the district parking lot.  Prior to stocking a pond, landowners should obtain a Farm Fish Pond License from the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation. This license is free and is good for five years.

Landowners wishing to stock triploid grass carp for aquatic vegetation control are required to obtain a Triploid Grass Carp Permit.  Both the Farm Fish Pond License application and the Triploid Grass Carp application are available from the conservation district.

For more information on this program and the many other services, call 765-7923 or e-mail acswcd@gmail.com.

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