A story about Rio Grande cutthroat trout on Page B-1 of the March 26, 2014, edition misspelled the name of Jason Blakney, cold-water fisheries biologist with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. In addition, all of the five state hatcheries raising rainbow trout now raise sterile females, not just two, as reported.
Some clarifications to the story: The 63 miles of restored stream and 14 acres of restored lake habitat mentioned in the story are just in New Mexico; there is additional restored habitat in Colorado. There is only one species of Rio Grande cutthroat trout, but three unique genetic strains, one each in the Rio Grande, Pecos River and Canadian River watersheds. Whirling disease, while one potential disease in hatchery fish that is a reason to keep them separated from wild populations, has not been found in state hatcheries since 2002.
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