Where Did Pike In Columbia Basin Come From? Detection, Suppression Necessary To Slow Invasion

Northern pike is a fish that is broadly distributed across the northern hemisphere, but is not native to the Pacific Northwest, and it remains unwanted.

Its presence as low in the Columbia River basin as Lake Roosevelt is now posing a threat to native fish downstream of Grand Coulee Dam in what many are calling the anadromous zone where salmon and steelhead fish spawn, rear and eventually migrate to and from the ocean.

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