RE: NANFA-- release of exotics

Jay DeLong (
Sat, 10 Aug 2002 08:12:10 -0700

> This would be an interesting article for someone to write, I agree. I
> guess that I would like to hear some constructive and sound comments from
> NANFA members and an official statement of NANFA as an
> organization. Even
> the release of captive natives should be considered in the
> article. I know
> that people have differing opinions on that topic.
> Nick Zarlinga

Nick, your efforts would help formulate an official statement. There's
enough evidence in the literature that releasing captive fishes-- native or
exotic-- can have devastating effects on the environment if done improperly
(disease, hybridization, extinction, etc). I wouldn't want to get
sidetracked by confusing the issue with every little concern.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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