RE: NANFA-- classroom_aquarium_curr

Denkhaus, Robert (
Tue, 17 Dec 2002 14:06:37 -0600

Thanks for the link, Bill. This stuff looks great and is something that I
have been kicking around in my head for awhile. Having a model always makes
things earsier.

However, a quick run through the material made me realize a couple of
problems. First, on the last page under the heading "Note" it says, "If you
have a fish that has grown too large, you can return that fish to the water
from which it came." There's an obvious problem with this statement and maybe
someone should point it out to them. Maybe even an official request from
NANFA to remove the offending sentence.

Second, I see no reference to any regulations or ethics. I am not familiar
with Arkansas' regulations but I imagine that someone (the teacher?) has to
have at least a fishing license in order to collect. There is also no mention
of endangered/threatened species, only taking a few of a species, habitat
deterioration or anything else that can happen when you turn a group of kids
loose to go collecting.

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 11:27 AM
> To:
> Subject: RE: NANFA-- classroom_aquarium_curr
> Not only does Arkansas Fish and Game provide a very
> complete 55 gallon tank setup , they even provide the
> teacher with a free seine net and ask them to use it
> !If anyones state doesnt have something like this I
> suggest sending them a copy .
> --- "Crail, Todd" <> wrote:
> > That is pretty cool Bill. Hopefully they are
> > looking for a species consultant
> > and you can really guide the kid's exposure to our
> > fantastic fish :)
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: William Hoppe
> > Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2002 7:43 PM
> > To:
> > Subject: NANFA-- classroom_aquarium_curr
> >
> >
> > For those interested this is part of my states tank
> > in the classroom programe
> > . A teacher can apply for a 55 gallon tank set up .
> > I am not sure weather the
> > fish emphasis is on game fish or not .I did contact
> > the superintendant of a
> > nearby school district asking him to relay a link to
> > my little yahoo photo
> > site to his science teachers where they could see
> > photos of fishes taken
> > from
> > waters near them . If i get a positive responce Ill
> > link them to the NANFA
> > web
> > site .
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