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

Jerry Baker (
Thu, 11 May 2006 07:45:48 -0700

Michael Sandel wrote:
> Steffen Hellner <> wrote:
>> For the USA I have experienced that environmental agencies are way more
>> open to captive breeding programs.
> By captive breeding, do you mean by hobbyists? Because this is not the
> impression I have, but I don't know much about European conservation agencies.

This is not the impression I have either. The agencies I have dealt with
are even pretty hostile towards other agencies with equally qualified
biologists and staff wanting to breed threatened fish.
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