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THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 2011, 7:12 A.M.

Sportsmen donate netting to protect hatchery fish

FISHING -- Spokane Fish Hatchery manager Ace Trump says $2,800 worth of new fish pond protective netting will be installed Tuesday to prevent herons, gulls, raccoons and other critters from taking a toll on the fish being raised for stocking in the region's lakes.

Money for the netting was donated by the Inland Empire Chapter of Safari Club International -- a nice boost to a popular program provided by the cash-strapped Washington Fish and Wildlife Department.  

Several years ago, SCI also came to the rescue to fund and lead fish hatchery tours popular with many groups and schools in the Spokane region.

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Rich Landers
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