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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • JANICE EATON: Pallid sturgeon hatchlings are growing

  • Pallid sturgeon hatchlings are maturing and off to a good start as they transitioned last Sunday from egg sac to three feedings per day of brine shrimp and microscopic plankton.
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  • Pallid sturgeon hatchlings are maturing and off to a good start as they transitioned last Sunday from egg sac to three feedings per day of brine shrimp and microscopic plankton. Taking five days to hatch out and seven days to food stage, manager David Hendrix said, "they are feeding like pigs and growing overnight." Hatchlings have now reached .25 of an inch in length here and at Blind Pony State Hatchery where they are growing half of the eggs harvested as a precautionary measure.
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    Preparations are underway for our Annual Kid's Fishing Day, Friday, June 7. This event is for children ages 7-12 and pre-registration is required by calling 451-0554, ext. 112. This year, there will be two fishing sessions. Morning session is 9 10 11 a.m. and afternoon is 1 to 3 p.m. No personal fishing gear allowed, poles and bait will be provided. Goody bags will be given instead of lunch. First 200 to register for each session will receive a souvenir T-shirt.
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    After attending the Annual Kid's Fishing Day, families can participate in free Missouri fishing June 7 and 8. Gear is all you need to enjoy fishing on those two days. Anyone in the state can fish at Missouri Department of Conservation areas and most other places without having to buy fishing permits. Requirements for special permits still may apply at some county, city or private fishing areas. The conservation department has a wealth of free information about how and where to fish. Go to mdc.mo.gov/events/freefishdays for details about Free Fishing Days or visit mdc.mo.gov/fish/fishrt for a weekly fishing report.
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    Educational Outreach Specialist Bruce Hallman provided a booth at the AT&T Tourism Fair in Joplin and a presentation to Joplin National Health Care residents last week.
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    Tours for the week included Central first grade and Carthage second graders.
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    Two family reunions were held on the grounds over the weekend.
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    Long distance visitor of the week was Jennifer Hyde Megathon, Hopewell, N.J. and local visitors of the week were Fred and Ruthann Myers, Neosho.
    Janice Eaton is the automation clerk at the Neosho National Fish Hatchery.
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