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Working to save Kensington Hatchery

The Connecticut Council of Trout Unlimited is fighting to stop cuts in the budget proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that would eliminate Kensington Hatchery.

Save-the-HatcheryThe following action alert was sent by the council:

This year’s proposed budget calls for the removal of $195,000 specified as the amount necessary to operate the Kensington Hatchery

The following are impacts of the loss of this hatchery:

Valuable genetic traits defining Connecticut River salmon will be lost forever.

Obtaining eggs for the Trout in the Classroom may be more difficult

The Salmon-in-Schools program, sponsored by the Connecticut River Salmon Association, would be terminated after this school year which would effect 60-70 schools.

Up to 7000 Atlantic Salmon fishing trips in Connecticut will be lost with the end of the brood stocking program.

The unique Seeforellen Brown trout will be lost to Connecticut anglers.

Click here for instructions on what you can tell your membership to do to help. You can copy and paste the information to your own website or in the body of an email (don’t forget the links!) or simply share the link on your Facebook Page, On Twitter, or in an email.

Also, Jim Glowienka will be at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to testify at the public hearing on Monday, March 2nd at 6:30. We encourage anyone who can to come and stand with TU on this issue.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: OPENING DAY OF TROUT SEASON WILL BE APRIL 11TH!

Alicea Charamut

Secretary, CT Council Trout Unlimited

President, Farmington Valley Trout Unlimited