NANFA-- Columbus dispatch

Bob Bock (
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 20:37:54 -0400

Outdoor writer Dave Golowenski at the Columbus Dispatch mentioned our
upcoming shindig in his column yesterday. (It's toward the bottom of Dave's
column on Squirrel Hunting, at Thanks to the
multi-talented Rob Carillio for making the contact and getting us some

A LITTLE FISHY -- A national group dedicated to the preservation of native
fish will hold a three- day meeting and seminar at Hocking Hills State Park
near Logan on Friday through Sunday.
The North American Native Fishes Association is an organization made up of
anglers, home and professional aquarists, university and other professional
researchers, conservationists and naturalists.

"Because of construction and development, America's fishes are going extinct
at an unprecedented rate,'' said meeting organizer Robert Carillio of
Warren. "We're losing species before we have any idea of what role they play
in the ecosystem.''

Speakers from Ohio and around the United States will address such issues as
propagation of native fishes, making money for a community by restoring
river corridors, Ohio River walleye, crayfish identification, fishes of the
Lake Erie shoreline, fishes of Hocking Hills Gorge, aquatic life of the Big
Darby and Little Darby rivers, creating museum- grade aquaria and affordable
lighting alternative for native fish aquaria.

Five field trips are planned, including an electroshocking expedition to
Salt Creek, a tributary of the Scioto River in Vinton County, and to a
private creek in Fairfield County that's home to various darter and dace

Registration for non-members is $65, with a $10 break for spouses and
significant others. For details, contact Carillio at (330) 393-4448 or

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