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N.H. holding event to highlight salmon program

The public can see landlocked salmon from Lake Winnipesaukee in their spawning colors during a special fish and game event geared to show off New Hampshire’s restoration program.

The Nov. 10 event will be at Pope Dam on Route 109 in Tuftonboro. Fisheries biologists will harvest eggs and milt from adult salmon while standing in the Melvin River. Milt from male fish will be mixed with gold-colored eggs to fertilize them.

The work is part of the agency’s annual effort to maintain the landlocked salmon population in New Hampshire’s big lakes.

Salmon used for the demonstration are netted from Lake Winnipesaukee in October and early November. They are returned after their eggs and milt have been collected. The fertilized eggs are taken to a hatchery.

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