The trade of fresh water species between the fish and wildlife departments of New Jersey and Massachusetts will continue this year.
The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife will ship its surplus northern pike fingerlings for 2,000 eight-inch Massachusetts-raised landlocked salmon.
The swap is usually made around the middle of May when the 2-3 inch pike fingerlings begin to crowd Hackettstown rearing tanks, according to N.J. Fish and Wildlife
The salmon will then be reared and stocked in freshwater lakes in the future as part of the Landlocked Salmon program, now in its 10th year.