Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: North Carolina
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

North Carolina Project

Interaction of stocked trout with native nongame stream fishes.

October 2007 - April 2011


Participating Agencies

  • North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

The goal of this research is to gain an understanding of the interactions between stocked trout and native nongame fishes in the stream environment. Our primary objective will be to quantify changes in fish density, distribution, and habitat use of nongame fishes as affected by the presence of stocked trout. A secondary objective will be to qualitatively assess direct negative interactions between trout and nongame fishes. Results may be used to inform and guide management actions to improve resource management strategies and to educate fishery constituents and the public.