Research on burbot under way at Flaming Gorge

Nov 28 2012 - 3:28pm


For the past six years, Utah wildlife officials have been fighting to control the growth of an invasive predator that has been multiplying in one of the state's premier fisheries.

A new study under way now is aimed at tracking the movements and diet of the burbot, an eel-like fish that was illegally introduced into Flaming Gorge Reservoir in 2006 and is seen as a considerable threat to the trout and kokanee salmon that call the lake home.

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