Re: NANFA-L-- America's national fish

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- America's national fish
From: Irate Mormon (archimedes at
Date: Wed Sep 08 2004 - 21:23:57 CDT

Quoting Bruce Stallsmith <fundulus at>:

You guys are all thinking about wimpy fish. The bald eagle is not a wimpy bird,
so neither should our national fish be! What other fish could possibly beat up
an alligator gar?

> A long-term contender for national fish would be the shad, native from
> Florida to Nova Scotia and introduced in the Pacific Northwest. It was an
> historically important food fish, may have saved the Continental Army at
> Valley Forge in the spring of 1777, is anadromous, and many river runs are
> threatened by pollution and river degradation. They're also a fun game fish.

Darters? My fish wouldn't even taste a darter. Shad, a mere snack.

On the banks of the great, grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with
fever trees.
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: Fri Dec 31 2004 - 11:27:15 CST