NANFA-- Re: Acrocheilus alutaceus (chiselmouth)

Mark (
Thu, 4 Dec 2003 14:19:15 -0500

>At 1:10 PM -0500 12/4/03, Nick Zarlinga wrote:
> ><)> Gary, we had one person just respond with the
>><)> below message. Also, another member noted that
>><)> you were planning on introducing the species as a
>><)> forage fish. I have no knowledge of this species
>><)> myself, and I question your procedure, if they are
>><)> not native to that area. As I am sure that you
>><)> are aware, the introduction of *any species* into
>><)> the wild can be very dangerous and is questionable
>><)> at best. Obviously, make sure you check with your
>><)> local and state authorities on the regulations of
>><)> releasing any fish into the wild. As an
>><)> organization, NANFA strongly cautions (and often
>><)> discourages) the release of any fish into the
><)> wild, even if it is originally from the area.

Nicely worded!

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