The Quest for the Golden Trout: Environmental Loss and America's Iconic Fish

The Quest for the Golden Trout: Environmental Loss and America's Iconic Fish

Douglas M. Thompson


The angler’s dream of fishing pristine waters in unspoiled state for glossy, fit trout has grew to become fishing right into a kind of theater. it's a synthetic experience—much to the detriment of our rivers and streams. american citizens’ love of trout has reached a degree of fervor that borders at the non secular. Federal and nation businesses, in addition to nongovernmental lobbying teams, make investments billions of bucks on river recovery tasks and fish-stocking courses. but, their judgements are in response to defective common sense and probability destroying species they're tasked with keeping. River ecosystems are converted with engineered constructions to enhance fishing, local species that compete with trout are eliminated, and nonnative invasive video game fish are indiscriminately brought, genetically converted, and selectively bred to supply extra attractive pursuits for anglers—including the freakishly contrived “golden trout.”
the hunt for the Golden Trout is set our nation’s rivers with a extra serious eye—and asking extra questions on either old and present practices in fisheries management.

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