Internet Payments

Secure & Reliable

Your data is encrypted and secure with us.
Godaddyseal image
VeraSafe Security Seal

Lethbridge Herald Newspaper Archives

- Page 50

Join us for 7 days to view your results

Enter your details to get started

or Login

What will you discover?

  • 108,666,265 Obituaries
  • 86,129,063 Archives
  • Birth & Marriages
  • Arrests & legal notices
  • And so much more
Issue Date:
Pages Available: 51

Search All United States newspapers

Research your ancestors and family tree, historical events, famous people and so much more!

Browse U.S. Newspaper Archives


Select the state you are looking for from the map or the list below

OCR Text

Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Jalurdoy, February 19, 1972 -THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 33 Alberta farmers find out raising rainbow trout not profitable CALGARY (CP) rainbow in prairie pot- holes, an idea which bold promise for Alberts farmers two years ago, seems in dan- ger of going belly-up. The problem is that too many of the fish did just that died, often for unex- picinablc reasons. After biologists of the pro- vincial fish and wildlife divi- sion carried out a two-year study of 28 ponds, they con- cluded trout farming "does not... appear to be a profit- able venture." The Freshwater Fish Mar- keting Corp. estimates that to break even operators would have to get back in the au- tumn 60 per cent of the fish they planted in the spring, To make a 10-p e r -c c n t profit, they would need a su- per-cent return. But the government biolo- gists reported that returns in 1070 from 18 ponds ranged from zero to 42.5 per cent with an average of 17.8 per cent. In 1971, returns were be- tween zero and 29.3 per cent with an average of 8.8 per cent. In one of the ponds last year, all the fish died from a lack of oxygen in August; in another, a flood wiped out all the trout and Ji a third, they died from an unknown cause. ATE FINGERL1NOS An apparent blessing at one pond, several large trout sur- viving through the winter, be- came a disaster when they gobbled up the fingerlings which were supposed to be- come the 1971 harvest. On a cost basis, the venture was not any more encourag- ing with the biologists losing 78 per cent of their invest- ment, not counting labor. They spent to raise pounds of fish. None of the ponds produced a profit with losses ranging from 46 per cent of tha invest- ment to 100 per cent. Costs in- cluded the price of finger- lings, commercial fish farm licences, fish Ixjxes, anchors, ice for packing the harvested fish and transportation expen- ses. The report is not entirely pessimistic and says larger fish may have a better chance of survival. Studies at the University of Manitoba have produced bet- ter results with yields of 120 pounds an acre using finger- lings and fry. Commercial fishermen in Lake Winnipeg get about three pounds an acre. DIDN'T SUCCEED Dave Bales, president of the Calgary Fish and Game Asso- ciation] said his own attempt at raising fish "commer- cially in no degree a suc- cess." Some of the problem, he said, could be that the provin- cial government Is "too f> striclive." If farmers were al- lowed to divert streams into ponds on their own land, fi.'.h would stand a hotter chanco of survival. "The Mall that has it all" DAY MONDAY, ACLEOD PERSONAL SHOPPING ONLY PLEASE! OCOLATE Sizes 4 to 6x Chocolates Sheared velvet Freshabyes Air Freshener Each Box ,49 ,49 Box 3 .49 ond 6 glasses Set 2 inch latex for ic Screw Each and Taps .49 .49 .49 .49 Each Facial Tissues 2-lbs. Reg. 1.99 .43 200's Old Dutch Reg. S9c pka. Royale Toilet Tissue 4 roll pack 2for Royale Super Towels 3 r 13-oz. tin Reg. 99c Potato Chip Mixed Naifs Listerisie Lozenge Jergens Lotion Revlon 21 for I .49 ,49 JOHNSON and JOHNSON eO's, Reg. 98c .49 for 1 .49 for .49 fl. 2.59 Reg. 1.75 ma for 1 1 .49 .49 J-Cloths ;