The Ultimate Fish Stocking Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

The releasing of fish into a river, lake, pond or the ocean is known as:

Fish stocking is a fish management tool that works by releasing fish from a hatchery into the wild.

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In fish stocking, where does fish breeding take place?

Fish stocking works by releasing fish, usually bred in hatcheries, into the wild.

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When do store employees generally restock shelves?

That's why at night, almost like magical elves, store employees work to restock shelves.

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Which of the following fish for sport?

Anglers fish for sport in any kind of water.

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Which of the following persons restore historic fish populations?

Environmentalists are the ones who want to restock waters to restore populations lost due to habitat disturbances.

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Which of the following conduct research on fish stocking?

Scientists study various ways to breed fish better so they will successfully reestablish themselves in an endangered environment.

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Who decides on a fish stocking location?

The guidelines for stocking fish vary by location, with different counties and states having their own rules about which fish can be stocked where by whom.

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What is important for fish stocking?

Whether it's a governmental office or a backyard enthusiast doing the stocking, careful planning is essential.

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What is the first thing to consider before stocking a river with trout?

We want our trout to survive and thrive, so first we should consider what type of environment we're tossing them into.

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What will happen if the water is full of fish?

A saturated environment won't support any additional fish.

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Why is it necessary to monitor local fishermen's catches?

To figure out what's down below, local fishermen's catches should be monitored.

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How do we figure out how many fish live in a particular area?

Keeping track of local fishermen's catches provides a rough idea of how many fish live in an area.

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What can give you a fair idea about the health of fish in an area?

Local fishermen's catches should be checked to know whether fish are in good health.

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Why was stocking banned at Yellowstone National Park in 1959?

Cross breeding was erasing the uniqueness of existing fish populations.

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How to prevent new fish from catching disease in the stocking process?

The fish that are to be stocked should receive a health check.

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In 2004, approximately ____ fish were stocked throughout the United States.

According to state agencies, these 1.7 billion were made up of 104 types of fish and were stocked mostly in Western states.

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What was the combined weight of stocked fish in the United States in 2004?

The 104 types of stocked fish had a combined weight of 43.65 million pounds (19.8 million kilograms).

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The number of biological species any water body can support over time is called its:

Each body of water has a carrying capacity, which is related to how much life that area can sustain.

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What is the danger of overstocking?

Stocking the water above and beyond the given capacity does damage to all the fish.

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When is the right time for fish stocking?

The best time for fish stocking is usually during seasons in which the water temperatures are low and there's a higher quantity of oxygen in the water.

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About This Quiz

The process of raising fish in a hatchery and releasing them into bodies of water to increase the existing fish population is called fish stocking. It's a fish management tool that is used to restore an endangered fish population. Take our quiz to learn more about fish stocking.

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