Re: NANFA-L-- Re: the aquarium hobby as conservator of

Jerry Baker (
Thu, 11 May 2006 06:12:41 -0700

Steffen Hellner wrote:
> I am convinced there are US citizens with expert abilities
> in breeding native fish. Why not stand up and do something together? Select
> a number of species most in need of captive propagation to establish backup
> strains, go for the license to collect a limited number and breed it. Then
> provide other breeders with stock to multiply. There will be numerous
> serious breeders being interested to propagate fish like the Pteronotropis,
> Cyprinodon, Fundulus and else.

Endangered or threatened fish require some very difficult-to-get
permits. It doesn't matter if you acquired them through collection or
through another person who has bred them, you have to get the same
permits just to be in possession of them.
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