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aquaculture of trout or other fish in quarry pond?

 
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Can cold climate edible fish be bred in a quarry pond?  Assuming there could be some kind of inlet directed to the quarry but no outlet, would it work?  is there a place to start with researching this question?  Thanks.
 
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I know it's possible because I used to live by a park that had all species of fish (trout, bass, crappie, catfish, etc...) in an old quarry pond. This would be my dream to have something like this but I don't have the topology to do so. Remember, trout need lots of oxygen so a waterfall inlet would probably be good.
 
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I have only run into one attempt to do this. It was a failure due to pretty specific circumstances.  It was a strip mine for high sulfur coal.  I am quite sure the water went acid.
 
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You'd also need to research what kind of predatory animals will come and feed on the fish, whether they be the 4-legged kind or predatory birds.  From the air a lot of fish swimming around would be real tempting.  Don't know what kind of cover you could put over it.
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