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Neosho National Fish Hatchery remains cared for during government shutdown

Updated: Oct 2, 2013 05:39 PM

Parks and conservation areas closed by the federal government shutdown include the Neosho National Fish Hatchery.  However, the fish are cared for, even during the shutdown.

An official with the Department of Conservation says government workers will feed the fish, but that's about all they will be doing.

Some local residents reacted to the fish hatchery's closure during this time.

"I think it's very sad," says Neosho resident Janey Fickbohm.  "I also worry that the government doesn't realize what they're taking away from everybody in this community."

"I think it's a shame because normally when you go to the fish hatchery, you actually are experiencing a moment in history because it's been there for so many years," says Neosho resident Jesus Zarazua.

Department of Conservation workers tell us other federal parks and conservation areas in the state will also take care of their animals during this time.

Click here for information on the hatchery's closure and when it'll reopen.

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