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

Jerry Baker (
Thu, 11 May 2006 07:47:37 -0700

matt ashton wrote:
> There is also mounting evidence against releasing captively bred fish because of behavioral changes. Fish brought into captivity often show a change in behavior within a short period of time that can make them unacceptable to wild release. Stock raised in a tank is no different, and learned behaviour and traits that could cause problems in the wild stock.

This isn't a rhetorical question. Why is it that fish taken into
captivity learn to act differently quickly, but cannot do the same when
placed back in the wild? Can they only learn once?
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