WATCH: Utah wildlife officials stock lakes by dropping fish from plane


(CNN) — The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources released a video showing how it stocks its high mountain lakes.

Officials said the method of releasing fish from a plane is safer than doing it on the ground.

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By air, there’s a survival rate between 95 and 99 percent.

Also, transporting the fish by ground apparently takes longer and is more stressful on the fish.

Officials said they stock the lakes to provide fishing opportunities for the public.