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For Release: Monday, March 8, 2021

DEC: No Rainbow Trout Sampling Events this Year for Finger Lakes Tributaries

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Acting Regional Director Tim Walsh today announced the 2021 rainbow trout sampling events for Naples Creek in Ontario County and Cold Brook in Steuben County will not be held as a precautionary measure to prevent the community spread of COVID-19.

These events, which have been held annually since the 1960s with a few exceptions, often draw large crowds. Last year, DEC canceled the annual events following the COVID-19 outbreak. For information about DEC's efforts to support healthy fish populations in waters across New York State, visit DEC's website.

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