Fish gain new lease on life, McKenzie Bridge, Oregon

February 20, 2015 3:42 AM

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MCKENZIE BRIDGE, Oregon (STPNS) -- The Oregon chub on Tuesday became the first fish in the United States to be taken off the federal Endangered Species List as the result of population recovery.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the delisting today during a ceremony at Finley National Wildlife Refuge near Corvallis, which provides habitat for Oregon chub.

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