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A new outlook on a specie that was headed for protection – Cali Bill to allow commercial crawfishing at Lake Tahoe passes

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 165 last Friday, which repealed an existing law that banned the sale or purchase of crawfish taken from Lake Tahoe. Thought to benefit Lake Tahoe, the tiny lobster-like crustaceans were on their way to being protected. Since, scientists have changed their view of the invasive species. They have been found to excrete nitrogen and phosphorous and provide invasive warm water fish like the small-mouth bass a food source. [email protected] 22:59