Re: NANFA-- Devils advocate concerning release of exotics.
Thu, 12 Dec 2002 14:34:04 EST

In a message dated 12/12/02 7:37:38 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> Concept is not new. Conservation stocking, as it is called, creates "refuge
> populations" and is most usually confined to fishless springs and
> reservoirs and ponds. Conservation stocking has most often occurred with
> southwestern spring species such as pupfishes, goodeids and minnows.
> The American Fisheries Society has guidelines for such releases:
I thought maybe we as an organization could discuss this but I'll go one step
further and nominate a candidate species "Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni" No
it's not a cute little pupfish nor does it live in North America and it would
take some real heroic measures to save this fish.


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