AP- Alaska Department of Fish and Game are keeping mum on their newest hatchery project, but information is beginning to leak out. One rumored project involves breeding for better eyesight. It may involve crossing species, or just selecting the best genetic strain for eyesight. The following snippet from an interagency memo was uncovered: "It will see better in murky conditions, being able to forage in blown out or silty streams."
Genetic manipulation of several Alaskan fish species is rumored to be occurring, but until now, nothing has been found that can substantiate the rumors. Some residents are excited by the possibilities.
"If they can see better in the dark, they would bite a lot better in the winter, when its dark more than its light," says Pal Meran, a local fisherman.
It is uncertain how the department is creating these rumored Frankenfish, but recent photographs from an unnamed Valley Lake seem to verify their existence.