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MDWFP: Walleye fish stocked in Monroe County river

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Updated: 5/29 3:09 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- The fish are more plentiful in the Buttahatchie River.

Approximately 54,000 Gulf Coast strain walleye fish were recently placed in the Monroe County river by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

Fisheries biologist Tyler Stubbs says the department hopes to increase the population of the species with the fish stocking.

MDWFP officials say a loss of walleye habitat caused a decline of the species for the area, but habitats have been restored with the help of enhancement projects.

Officials say the fish were reared at MDWFP's North Mississippi Fish Hatchery.
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