Fish from the sky

From the "Jobs We Didn't Know Existed" file: Aerial fish stocking.

The short clip embedded above is state Department of Environmental Conservation video about its work stocking lakes and streams in remote parts of the Adirondacks -- sometimes by helicopter or plane.

From the DEC's website:

Each year DEC releases approximately 900,000 pounds of fish into more than 1,200 public streams, rivers, lakes and ponds across the state. These fish are stocked for two main purposes-- to enhance recreational fishing and to restore native species to waters they formerly occupied.
Raising these fish is a big task that requires precise methods and specialized equipment and facilities. The DEC runs 12 fish hatcheries, each specializing in raising one or more species of fish, including brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, steelhead, chinook salmon, coho salmon, landlocked salmon, walleye, muskellunge and tiger muskellunge.

Here's the 2018 list of the bodies of water in which the DEC releases fish.

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