Snakehead Fish Invasion: Maryland offers $200 gift cards for snakehead fish

Filed in Animals, Animals and Nature, Featured, United States by on April 8, 2012 0 Comments

Snakeheads became a national news topic in the US because of the appearance of northern snakeheads spawning in a Crofton, Maryland pond in 2002. Northern snakeheads became permanently established in the Potomac River around 2004,and possibly established in Florida. From 2002 to 2003, one Los Angeles supermarket was found to have illegally sold approximately $25,000 worth of live snakeheads, which caused breakouts in local ecosystems.

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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Inland Fisheries Director Don Cosden told Fox News that they don’t want snakeheads in their eco-system.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Inland Fisheries involve the community in solving their problem through participation and rewarding anglers who can catch snakeheads fish for $200 worth of gift cards through Bass Pro Shops as well as other prizes. This may help the government to fully solve the problem at all costs.

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