4,500 rockfish released into river

March 14, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

VIENNA - About 4,500 rockfish were released into the Nanticoke River yesterday by Delmarva Power's fish hatchery.

The average length of the fish, which were tagged for identification and tracking, was 6 to 8 inches, said Matt Likovich of Delmarva Power.

The fish, which were taken from a pond at the power company's plant in Dorchester County on the Eastern Shore, were part of a study by Maryland fisheries officials of winter mortality rates. About 8,500 fish were put into the pond last fall, and the 4,500 that survived were released yesterday.

Pub Date: 3/14/96

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