How to protect fish in my pond in Massachusetts | River Otter
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How to protect fish in my pond
Provide fish with hiding places. Give fish safe places to hide by constructing sturdy hiding places on the bottom of ponds using cinder blocks, ceramic drain tile, wire baskets made from leftover galvanized fencing, or upside-down plastic crates held in place with heavy rocks. In larger ponds, attach a group of cut conifer trees to a heavy anchor on the bottom of the pond. Maintain aquatic vegetation within the pond to provide additional hiding places.
In public waters, check with your state agency to determine the need for permits before adding any structures into the water.
Adapted from “Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest” (see http://wdfw.wa.gov/wlm/living.htm) Written by: Russell Link, Wildlife Biologist, Design and layout: Peggy Ushakoff, ITAS2 Illustrations: As credited Copyright 2005 by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Laws and regulations to be aware of
While we attempt to provide guidance about state and federal regulations pertaining to specific species and control techniques, we do not provide information about local jurisdictions (city, town, county, etc.) where regulations may be more restrictive, especially as it applies to discharge of firearms, transport of animals or use of trapping equipment. Contact your local city or county government to inquire further. No guarantee is made that information (or lack of information) associated with a species or control technique is completely accurate or current. You should become familiar with federal, state and local laws before beginning any wildlife control activities.
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