Stopping snakeheads in Delaware

Delaware environmental leaders will host a public hearing tonight on new regulations designed to control invasive species like snakehead fish in Delaware waters.  

Snakeheads, blue catfish, flathead catfish, walking catfish and grass carp have been identified as invasive finfish species that threaten to harm native species in Delaware.  The state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is proposing new rules that would formally designate these fish as invasive and prohibit stocking, possession, purchase, transport or sale of live invasive finfish in Delaware without authorization.   The public hearing starts at 6 p.m. tonight at the DNREC auditorium at 89 Kings Highway in Dover.

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