Re: NANFA-L-- Releasing (or not releasing) Fish: Some

Bonnie McNeely (
Fri, 25 Aug 2006 12:15:09 -0700 (PDT)

Jase, I guess you and Todd would consider me to be extremist. But I'll only go so far with you. for the reasons you iterate, I won't accept the last phrase in the following paragraph. I say, just don't, and don't even think about it. For those who can't accept that proscription, I say make it illegal, and fine the crap out of them.

You're right, a good education program needs to be instituted. From all the discussion, it seems like here is the place to start.


Jase Roberts <> wrote:
Careful, experienced native fish keepers who collect only locally and don't mix equipment with fish or live foods from other localities are PROBABLY okay releasing their fish back into the collection locations. However, the benefits of doing so are small (assuming you collected responsibly in the first place), and the risks non-zero. It's safer for NANFA to offer a blanket "Don't release, ever" statement, and let individuals decide whether they understand the many variables well enough to risk it.
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