DNR Completes Rotenone Application; More Than a 120 Snakehead Fish Dead
CROFTON, MD (Sept. 4, 2002) - Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service officials recovered more than 120 juvenile snakehead fish, 1 adult snakehead fish and 60 pounds of other varieties of fish after applying the piscicide rotenone this morning to the four-acre Crofton pond and the adjacent smaller ponds.
Fisheries crews will continue removing dead fish in the next several days. Dead and dying fish were found distributed in multiple locations throughout the pond, indicating the rotenone treatment was thoroughly mixed at a level sufficient to kill fish. Sentinel fish will be placed in various locations across the pond tomorrow to monitor toxicity.
For more information about the northern snakehead fish, click on http://www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/snakeheadinfosheet.html
Posted September 05, 2002