- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

GRAND ISLE, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Fish and Wildlife officials are going to be marking a series of upgrades at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle that are designed to improve the restoration of landlocked Atlantic salmon in Lake Champlain.

Among the upgrades that will be highlighted on Wednesday will be a recently installed fish trap designed to decrease injuries to adult salmon when they are being handled by people.

The trap will also increase the health and condition of parent fish used for reproduction and may also improve survival rates of their eggs.

Eventually the new fish trap, which will also serve as a public education tool, will enable biologists to more efficiently evaluate the success of the department’s salmon restoration efforts.

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