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  • Illinois sportfish recovery a result of 1972 Clean Water Act, scientists report

    Researchers from the Illinois Natural History Survey have surveyed fish in the Illinois River since 1957. Here, the team uses electricity to stun the fish for capture.

    Researchers from the Illinois Natural History Survey have surveyed fish in the Illinois River since 1957. Here, the team uses electricity to stun the fish for capture.

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Daniel Gibson-Reinemer, call 505-690-0401; email dkgibson@illinois.edu.
    To reach Richard Sparks, email rsparks@illinois.edu.
    To reach Jerrod Parker, call 217-300-0997; email jlparke2@illinois.edu.
    The paper “Ecological recovery of a river fish assemblage following the implementation of the Clean Water Act” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1093/biosci/bix110