The Paddlefish Experiment
In 2014 and 2016, Caddo Lake Institute, wildlife officials and other partners released paddlefish into Caddo Lake and Big Cypress Bayou as part of an experiment. At each release, we invited a small number of press to join us.
A sampling of the resulting stories and videos are below.
March 2014 Release / September 2014 Release / May 2016 Release
March 2014 Release News Stories, Blogs and Videos:
blog - "Prehistoric Paddlefish Makes Return to Texas Lake", March 6, 2014 Associated Press
article - "Texas Lake Welcomes Back Paddlefish, Gone for Years", March 5, 2014 (This story was picked up by over 150 news outlets across the country.) Fox News-Dallas
video story Marshall News-Messenger
article and video - "Ebb and Flow: Paddlefish Reintroduced to Caddo Lake", March 6, 2014 Longview CBS affiliate
news story - "Prehistoric Fish is Reintroduced to an Old Home", March 6, 2014 Red River Radio
article and audio story - "Dinosaur Era Paddlefish Once Again Inhabit Caddo Lake", March 6, 2014 RFD-TV's show "Out on the Land" episode about the paddlefish project - "Paddlefish Returned to Caddo Lake" (Season 3,
Episode 39) and a follow up - "East Texas Ranch" (Season 5, Episode 53) Shreveport Times
article - "Prehistoric Paddlefish Released into Caddo Lake", March 18, 2014 Tyler Morning Telegraph
article - "Project Attempts to Bring Back Fish", March 6, 2014 Tyler Morning Telegraph
article - "Paddling Upstream: Cooperative Effort Helping Bring PLongview News-Journal video of the paddlefish release.
Texas Parks and Wildlife TV's paddlefish segement.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department video of the paddlefish release.
Nature Conservancy video of the paddlefish release.
September 2014 Release News Stories and Videos:
article (from Associated Press wire) - "Rare Paddlefish BeingStocked at East Texas Lake", September 23, 2014 Marshall News-Messenger/Longview News-Journal
article - "Aobut 2,000 Paddlefish Released into Caddo Lake", September 24, 2014
Video of the September release by Michael Gannon, The Collins Academy.
Marshall News Messenger video story, September 23, 2014.
May 2016 Release News Stories and Videos:
May 25, 2016, Shreveport Times - "Paddlefish Released into Caddo Lake"
May 18, 2016, KTAL News - "Paddlefish Released in East Texas Waters"
May 18, 2016, Longview News-Journal - "Release of 31 Paddlefish to Help Guage Habitat Health at Big Cypress"
February 6, 2016, Marshall News Messenger - "Residents Hear Update on Paddlefish Project During World Wetlands Day"
US Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District video story, May 25, 2016.
For more information, please visit our Paddflefish Experiment project