June 06, 2020

Hearing addresses Eagle Lake stocking

BAR HARBOR — What species of fish should be stocked in Eagle Lake is the subject of a public hearing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Malvern Belmont Estates.

The hearing is being sponsored by the Mount Desert Island Rod and Gun Club in cooperation with the state Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Eagle Lake was inhabited originally by brook trout. In the late 1800s landlocked salmon were introduced. Salmon and brook trout inhabited the lake until the mid-1960s, when lake trout (togue) were introduced.

The purpose of the hearing is to measure public sentiment as to which specie or species should be emphasized. Ron Brokaw, a fisheries biologist, will be present and invites local anglers to comment on current stocking practices.

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