Re: NANFA-L-- F. julisia (was myth of restoration)

Bob Muller (
Sun, 8 May 2005 20:13:13 -0400

The NANFA breeders award program was designed to gather a data base from
hobbyists on the breeding of our native fish. This was to be assessable to
both other hobbyists and pros. I thought wouldn't it be great if someone
starting to study say common shiners, would be able to read 100 reports on
there captive propagation. I hoped that a large amount of data contributed
by hobbyists would show the pros how valuable hobbyists contribution could
be. Strengthen the idea that our collecting and working with natives was
more than just the fact that we wanted to keep the fish. Personally I think
that sounds more aggressive then the NFC's program, they give fish to other
hobbyists I want to add knowledge to the scientific community. Hey guys we
really showed them our value. Four people have sent breeders reports in
since we started the program. Why even start the data base. I keep hearing
how if someone was only allowed to have and breed a rare fish they would
save the species, words are cheap, I haven't seen any action. Why don't
some of you prove me wrong send in a breeders report or bring it to Little

Bob Muller
Red Run (the ghost river of Royal Oak)
A tributary of the Clinton River
Great Lakes Watershed

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