Re: NANFA-L-- Re: Chinese Sturgeon on AquaBid

Mysteryman (
Thu, 11 May 2006 08:00:05 -0700

> You can breed all the BTM you want and throw them in the water, the fact is, until the mosquito fish problems is solved, pardon my french here, but you are pissing in the ocean. With so few genetic lines available, LARGE numbers of fish would further complicate the genetic issues.
> The major push is (and needs to be) to develop hydrological barriers, removal of mosquito fish, and mosquito fish control.
Just how hard would it really be to eliminate the Gambusias, anyway? I
would think it a very difficult task to get rid of them without harming
the BTM's, and probably extremely labor-intensive. That said, would any
agency be interested in hiring a fulltime gambusia terminator? That is,
is the state willing to actually take care of the problem, or does it
prefer to just whine about it? I'd take that job if offered; it beats
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