RE: NANFA-L-- article from mother earth news 1984 about NANFA

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (Jan.J.Hoover at
Sun, 30 Oct 2005 10:18:00 -0600

>>>...this is a strangely dated article to post on-line. Did it just show up
on-line, I wonder? Maybe I will contact the MJ people and ask them if they'd
be willing to update the contact info.<<<

It is "dated" in that sense, but "Mother" is pretty upfront about that. The
publication date is posted clearly at the beginning of the article and there
is a disclaimer at the end of the article noting that sources, prices, and
terminology may have changed.

I was impressed with how timeless the article is. The author did a very good
job introducing the reader to native fish biodiversity, collecting
techniques, aquarium set-up, and fish care. He also conveys genuine
enthusiasm for native fishes. There are a few details that are now invalid
(i.e. collecting cavefishes) or arguable (e.g., seine size), but I think it's
a great intro to the hobby and could get us some website visitors and
possibly new members.

Bruce, when you write them about updating the contact info, could you also
ask them about posting our website address ?

- Jan Hoover
Vicksburg, MS
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