Karl Brenkert, a wildlife biologist with the mariculture division of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources in Charleston, left, hands a net full of young red drum fish to Mata McAskill, also with the mariculture division of the SCDNR in Charleston, so that they can be transferred to the tank on the boat the afternoon of Dec. 12, 2013, at the Edgar C. Glenn Landing at the Lemon Island bridge on S.C. 170. The fish were transported by boat to various locations along the Chechessee River to allow the SCDNR to study the fish's populations in Beaufort County and to boost the population of gamefish.
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Young red drum fish were released into the Chechessee River by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources after being transported by boat to various locations along the river. The fish will be monitored by the DNR to study their populations in Beaufort County and to boost the population of gamefish.
Video: SCDNR releases 100,000 fish into Chechessee River (1:58)
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources released about 100,000 young red drum fish Dec. 12, 2013, into the Chechessee River on Thursday to boost the population of the popular gamefish.