Indiana saw an uptick in the number of fish being stocked in water systems last year.
A report from the Department of Natural Resources says their department and organizations with proper permits stock nearly 32-million fish in 2014. The DNR says that typically, between 22-million and 24-million fish are stocked each year.
A press release says that biologists were able to collect large numbers of walleye eggs at Brookville Lake for production. Due to the high survival rate, about 10-million more walleye were stocked compared to the average.
Numerous other species such as trout, crappie, catfish, and bluegill were also stocked.
The DNR considers fish stocking to provide a tourism boost and supplement processes already happening in eco systems.
Fish are able to be stocked after evaluations of the states’ water systems by biologists.