Four rivers to be treated for sea lamprey infestation - Associated Press

The disgusting eel-like creatures that literally suck the life out of game fish in Vermont waters are being targeted for “control” by state and federal wildlife workers.

"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife will treat the Winooski, Missisquoi, LaPlatte and Lamoille rivers. Yearly assessments continue to show improvements in fish populations with lower wounding rates of fish by sea lamprey and more older, larger trout and salmon. But wounding rates are still above target levels, officials said."



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