Good News For Lake Superior’s Coaster Brook Trout

Coaster Brook Trout

“Coasters,” if you aren’t familiar with the term, are brook trout that migrate into Lake Superior and then return to the small streams of their birth to spawn. For reasons that are largely unknown, populations of coasters in the lake have declined significantly. Good news, though – an increased interest in the fish from the scientific community along with a bump in available funding is resulting in renewed effort at restoration of these incredible species. One example is a radio tagging program, which should significantly in the devlopment of a better picture of Coaster Brook Trout life cycles. Tom Davis writes about it in more detail over on Field and Stream’s website:  Check it out!

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