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(1) The fish species on the following list and those listed in 87-5-714, MCA, may be introduced or transplanted by the department. This includes plants made by the U.S. fish and wildlife service fish hatcheries at the department's request, commercial hatchery stocking of licensed private and commercial ponds when approved by the department and commercial hatchery stocking of waters on private lands when approved by the department. List of fish species approved:


Common Name  Scientific Name
White sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus
Pallid sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus
Shovelnose sturgeon  Scaphirhynchus platorynchus
Paddlefish Polyodon spathula
Goldeye Hiodon alosoides
Mountain whitefish Prosopium williamsoni
Pygmy whitefish Prosopium coulteri
Coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch
Westslope cutthroat trout Salmo clarki lewisi
Yellowstone cutthroat trout  Salmo clarki bouvieri
Atlantic salmon Salmo salar
Bull trout Salvelinus malma
Splake Salvelinus fontinalis-
Salvelinus namaycush hybrid
Arctic grayling Thymallus arcticus
Pearl dace Semotilus margarita
Creek chub  Semotilus atromaculatus
Northern redbelly dace Phoxinus eos
Finescale dace Phoxinus neogaeus
Flathead chub Hybopsis gracilis
Sturgeon chub Hybopsis gelida
Sicklefin chub Hybopsis meeki
Lake chub Couesius plumbeus
Emerald shiner Notropis atherinoides
Sand shiner Notropis stramineus
Brassy minnow Hybognathus hankinsoni
Plains minnow Hybognathus placitus
Western silvery minnow Hesperoleucus symmetricus
Fathead minnow Pimephales promelas
Longnose dace Rhinichthys cataractae
Redside shiner Richardsonius balteatus
Smallmouth buffalo Ictiobus bubalus
Bigmouth buffalo Ictiobus cyprinellus
Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus
Stonecat Noturus flavus
Burbot Lota lota
Plains killifish Fundulus zebrinus
Mosquitofish Gambusia affinis
Brook stickleback Culaea inconstans
Sauger Stizostedion canadense
Iowa darter Etheostoma exile
Mottled sculpin Cottus bairdi
Slimy sculpin Cottus cognatus
Torrent sculpin Cottus rhotheus
Shorthead sculpin Cottus confusus
Spoonhead sculpin  Cottus ricei


(2) The commission concurs, in accordance with its authority under 87-5-711, MCA, that the department's experiences with and studies of prior fish plantings and the requirements of the commission's rules on fish planting (ARM 12.7.601 and 12.7.602) constitute a scientific investigation required by 87-5-714, MCA, and the plan required by 87-5-713, MCA, for those species listed in 87-5-714, MCA, or listed in (1) of this rule.

History: Secs: 87-5-704, 87-5-711 MCA; IMP, Secs. 87-5-704, 87 87-5-713, 87-5-714 MCA; NEW, 1986 MAR p. 949, Eff. 5/30/86.

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