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FWC completes restocking in Palm Beach Co. pond

News Release

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459

Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) put approximately 500 Florida largemouth bass into a retention pond in the Lakewood townhome community in Palm Springs Wednesday.  This is the final step in restocking efforts. The pond was renovated last year after piranha were discovered in it.

The largemouth bass are hatchery-produced fish and are used to stock selected rivers and lakes.  The FWC stocked the pond with 2,500 bluegill late last year.  The bluegill will provide food for the bass, while the bass will prevent the bluegill population from becoming stunted.

Fishing license sales help pay for stocking and other bass-conservation efforts. Currently, the FWC is offering freshwater anglers a special bonus package when they upgrade to a five-year or lifetime freshwater fishing license.  For details, visit

In addition, the FWC is seeking angler input on the proposed Black Bass Management Plan. To learn more and complete a survey, go to

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