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Invasive Koi fish released into Junction Reservoir near Maple Creek

Posted on 4 June 2021 by Contributed
Koi fish in the Junction Reservoir in southwest Sask.
On Saturday May 29th Conservation Officers in Maple Creek were made aware of an invasive species that had been released into Junction reservoir North of Maple Creek.
A video was provided to Maple Creek Conservation officers showing the invasive fish species swimming around in Junction reservoir. The fish was described by the complainant as being a “Koi” fish, this has not been confirmed.
It is believed that the Fish was released into the reservoir sometime in the month of May 2021. Introduction of nonnative species into Saskatchewan waterways can carry diseases and have a negative impact on the natural ecosystem. Not only is it a threat to the environment and the naturally occurring fish species in this waterbody, it is a violation that holds significant penalties.
If Anyone has information about this incident, please Contact Maple Creek Conservation Officers at the 
Turn it Poachers & Polluters (TIPP) line at 1 800 667 7561.
If you have information related to this advisory please call your local Conservation Officer or the Saskatchewan Turn In Poachers & Polluters line at 1-800-667-7561 or #5555 from a SaskTel Cell phone.

Koi fish in the Junction Reservoir in southwest Sask.

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