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Fishermen Offered Bounty for "Fish from Hell"

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April 9, 2012
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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has placed a bounty on the head of the snakeshead fish. Fishermen are being given a reward for destroying the species, which is native to Africa and Asia and is invading the local fish population in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Patrick Jones has more on the "fish from hell."


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