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Experts hope to restore Lake Erie trout

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Federal and Ohio fish experts are trying to restore the number of native lake trout in Lake Erie.

During the past week, about 120,000 lake trout fingerlings were stocked off Catawba and Fairport Harbor. It's a joint project of the Ohio Division of Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The native lake trout in Lake Erie have been greatly reduced by parasitic sea lamprey predators.

Despite extensive annual stocking, experts say there has been little lake trout natural reproduction in Lake Erie over the past three decades.

Tags will help to check any progress restoring native lake trout.

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