SWANTON, Vt. (AP) -- The states of Vermont and New York are working to restore the sport fish muskellunge to the Missisquoi River.

Last week, biologists with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife stocked 250 four-month old muskellunge in the northwestern Vermont river.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation donated the fish.

Historically, Lake Champlain and the Missisquoi River are the only locations in New England that had a native muskellunge population.

The species in the Missisquoi disappeared in the 1970s.

Anglers have reported catching a few of the fish in recent years, but genetic tests found they are a strain that was stocked in New York state.

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