Crews relocate fish from Capaha Park pond

Fish moved from pond at Capaha Park
Published: Jun. 7, 2022 at 11:44 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2022 at 2:54 AM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The Missouri Department of Conservation relocated fish from the pond at Capaha Park on Tuesday, June 7.

The city plans to dredge and renovate the pond, so the fish are being moved to other locations.

A team went out with nets and used electrofishing, which stuns the fish but doesn’t kill them, to bring them to the surface.

One biologist said they hoped to get at least a couple thousand fish relocated.

“So, by doing that we’re hopefully saving a lot of fish that people will be able to fish for in the future and be able to go out into those other impoundments and be able to harvest those fish,” Salvador Mondragon, fisheries management biologist, said.

The fish were moved from the boat and placed into tanks on a truck.

They’re going to other locations like Cape County Parks North and South.

The team hopes to get as many fish as they can, but may return later in the week.

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