FWC completes restocking in Palm Beach Co. pond
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459
Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) put approximately 500 Florida
largemouth bass into a retention pond in the Lakewood townhome
community in Palm Springs Wednesday. This is the final step
in restocking efforts. The pond was renovated last year after
piranha were discovered in it.
The largemouth bass are hatchery-produced fish and
are used to stock selected rivers and lakes. The FWC stocked
the pond with 2,500 bluegill late last year. The bluegill
will provide food for the bass, while the bass will prevent the
bluegill population from becoming stunted.
Fishing license sales help pay for stocking and
other bass-conservation efforts. Currently, the FWC is offering
freshwater anglers a special bonus package when they upgrade to a
five-year or lifetime freshwater fishing license. For
details, visit MyFWC.com/License.
In addition, the FWC is seeking angler input on the
proposed Black Bass Management Plan. To learn more and complete a
survey, go to MyFWC.com/BassPlan_Survey.