- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York environmental officials say they have collected almost 17 million fish eggs that can be used for stocking waterways.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation said the collection from wild and captive adult fish sets the stage for a good year at the state’s fish hatcheries.

The eggs will be incubated until they hatch and cared for by state environmental workers until they reach target stocking sizes. Then the hatchery fish are stocked in lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers statewide.

The eggs are collected from different sources. Chinook and coho salmon eggs are taken the Salmon River hatchery. Lake trout eggs are taken from Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes and Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks.

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