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Yellowstone releases plan to protect native trout

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) -- Netting and removing nonnative fish is one of the proposals for protecting native fish in Yellowstone National Park.

The park has released a plan for public comment. The park's preferred option would conserve Yellowstone cutthroat trout by removing nonnative fish from Yellowstone lake, some streams and release native fish in some areas.

Nonnative lake trout eat the smaller cutthroat trout, threatening the native fish and other species that eat it. The park's sport fishery is another casualty.

Public meetings on the environmental assessment of the fish plan are planned Jan. 5 at the Comfort Inn in Bozeman, Mont., and Jan. 6 at the Holiday Inn in Cody.