Earth Beat, Radio Netherlands

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Rivers full of rainbows
In the US, a hundred million rainbow trout are released into lakes and rivers every year. And the Sierra Nevada region in California is no exception.
According to Anders Halverson, author of An Entirely Synthetic Fish – a book all about the rainbow trout – it’s the perfect place to fish. But what was once seen as progress and a joy for anglers also comes with an environmental cost.
Many now are on a mission to reduce the numbers of the rainbow trout and restore the destroyed ecosystems. Anders spills the beans on the gift that went awry.