Lamoille River to Receive Lamprey Control Treatment!

Great news!!!

On September 10, 2009 , the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation issued Aquatic Nuisance Control Permit 2009-C05 to the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife.

This means the Vermont Department of fish and Wildlife has the "go-ahead" to treat the Lamoille River with an aquatic pesticide to control Sea Lamprey.

The "Lampricide" will be introduced into the river near the bottom of the Peterson Dam during September or October of this year. Local residents report receiving the necessary notices that the treatment is currently scheduled for September 28th.

This is great news for the much needed Lamprey Control for Lake Champlain. This is especially desired for treatment of Sea Lamprey populations affecting the Mallets Bay and Inland Sea areas of the lake.

A copy of the permit is available here.

Close-up of the adult sea lamprey's jawless, suction-cup like mouth and its rasping teeth and toothed tongue.
 credit: Great Lakes Fishery Comm.

"Local" Lake Champlain 14" Lamprey

Fish on, fish H8 me.


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