Why Exceptional?

More Fish - Bigger Fish

Tested and proven fisheries that can far exceed fisheries available in Ontario and most of North America today. Trout averaged 5 pounds at near maximum development with some exceeding 10 pounds.

Typical 5 lb + sterile brookie

Very Satisfied Anglers

Fisheries tested can meet the expectations of a variety of anglers including fly fishers, frequently the most discriminating of them all.

Wooly bugger claims another

Better Conservation

In addition to the potential for increased growth, sterile trout and sometimes monosex fish offer opportunities for better conservation by:

  • protecting the genetic integrity of newly stocked ecosystems
  • eliminating the risks of establishing stunted populations, a not infrequent occurrence in western North America
  • energy not expended by sterile trout can be directed to increased growth or support more fish in the fishery
  • reduces the risks of mercury poisoning to wildlife where such risks currently exist
  • Bioenergetic modelling of mercury accumulation rates in trout suggest that sterile trout accumulate less mercury than their sexually mature counterparts. Additionally sterile trout do not partake in spawning activities, a time when they are particularly vulnerable to predators
  • sterile trout can live longer than their sexually mature counterparts, due in part to their better condition entering winter
  • sterile trout do not leave the lake for spawning purposes, which frequently results in more, bigger trout in stocked lakes
  • non-reproducing trout provide better sport when their counterparts are spawning as the sterile fish are more fit and less "beat up" by spawning rituals
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    Aquatic conservation through watershed management utilizing innovative technologies