Re: NANFA-L-- Frozen fish embryos?

geoffrey kimber (
Thu, 25 May 2006 08:01:44 -0400


Are you thinking about storing embryos for fish that have lost
significant habitat until appropriate habitat can be restored?

That would be one reason I could think of that would seem to my
limited understanding to apply to the chinese paddlefish because
captive propagation of this species would seem to me to be extremely
difficult. And even if you raised them in captivity, you wouldn't
have many places to put them back in the wild.

I would also think that you would be able to preserve a snapshot of
diversity to counter the problems that occur with captive breeding.

Both of these reasons seem to argue in favor of this process,-in-least
in my mind.
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