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Scientists At Tahoe Make Bad Fish Good Fish For Reno Poor

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Fish that were making their home in parts of Lake Tahoe where they don't belong are ending up in the stomachs of some of Nevada's poor and homeless as part of a research project to combat invasive species.

Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno have entered a partnership with a food pantry affiliated with a local homeless shelter to make sure the aquatic trespassers they remove from the alpine waters don't go to waste.

About 55 pounds of fish filets, mostly largemouth bass and bluegills, have been sent since May to the St. Vincent Dining Room operated in downtown Reno by Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada.

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Catholic Charities spokeswoman Auburn Harrison says Chef Ray Trevino usually pan fries them with butter and other spices. She says they're delicious.