Re: NANFA-L-- Old story, new twist? Old twist new story
Thu, 18 May 2006 10:51:26 EDT

In a message dated 5/15/2006 3:19:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

What do you mean by "the Mississippi" and "the Amazon". You do realize that
most of the fish that come from "the Amazon" are actually from the
drainage, not the main river, right? And if you consider the entire Mississippi
drainage, there is incredible diversity. Also, remember the size of the
Mississippi drainage. Any fish released in the Mississippee drainage could wind up
in any tributary large enough to support it. Remember, Gambusia were
released with good intentions too.

Most of the so called game fish were released with good intentions, all the
while the potential of problems were staring us in the face. We just didn't
want to think about them. If a tiny 12 inch sturgeon can cause half the problem
of gambusia I will personally eat them all raw!

Michael Hissom
aurea mediocritas
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