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Non-Native flathead catfish captured in the ogeechee river

  Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) staff recently captured non-native flathead catfish while sampling in the Ogeechee River. WRD staff conducts annual catfish sampling in coastal rivers to monitor native species and detect any potential non-native species invasions. In December 2021, a single flathead was caught by a commercial fisherman. Until…

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