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NESPELEM - The Colville Confederated Tribes Fish and Wildlife department announced today, along with other regional agencies, they will be setting up to 500 gillnets, May 6 through May 9, in prime northern pike spawning areas in an effort to reduce the spread of northern pike in Lake Roosevelt.

The project will be focused in the Kettle Falls area, according to the CTFW release.

The release states, "Agencies are focusing their efforts in shallow water (less than 20 ft) and primarily on the flats where the northern pike stage before spawning.  This should help reduce by-catch of non-target species."

Partnering agencies in the project include the Colville Tribes, Spokane Tribe of Indians, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, National Parks Service, Kalispel Tribe, Chelan County PUD and Grant County PUD.

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