Ak Fishing News: Invasive Pike Targeted in Caring for the Kenai Project
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Pike are great game fish, but not-very-clever (and lawbreaking) anglers have sometimes transplanted them into waters where they don't belong. Some Kenai Peninsula students are doing something about it where they live, according to Alaska Fish and Wildlife News.
"Northern pike (Esox lucius) are native to Alaska’s Interior waters north and west of the mountains of the Alaska Range, and fresh waters in the Bristol Bay region. Here they do not pose ecological problems; indeed, they are an important subsistence food and sport fish species. But when introduced to water bodies outside their native range, the highly predacious pike can reduce a closed system lake from a diverse ecosystem to a pike-only fishing hole."
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