Cost/Benefit of Stocking Trout in a Small Texas Impoundment

Winter stockings of rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) in a small (26.3 ha) state park lake were evaluated to determine cost effectiveness of this fishery management technique. A creel survey was conducted to measure fishing pressure and harvest. benefits, in terms of increased hours of fishing provided, increased weight of fish harvested, and increased park entrance revenue, were substantially higher than the cost of stocking.

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