Re: NANFA-L-- Review of Suckers in North America

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Review of Suckers in North America
Moontanman at
Date: Tue Oct 12 2004 - 11:39:26 CDT

In a message dated 10/12/04 12:08:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
dlmcneely at writes:

> Natural selection for success in hatcheries? Less genotypic variability?
> Hatchery fish are the progeny of a restricted set of parents compared to wild
> fish.

So what you are saying is that if you catch two fish and breed them their
progeny will be less able to survive than the young of two fish who have stayed
in the wild? Isn't that a little bit like saying that if you raise rats and cut
off their tails each time eventually the rats will have shorter tails?


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: Fri Dec 31 2004 - 11:27:43 CST