> Hi all,
> In reading the reply from Mach, I get the notion that Hawaii has a lot of
> non-endemic species that need removal from the islands. I propose that as
> matter of control and possible eradication of the exotics, that the state
> Hawaii might look into empowering non-profit organizations to go in and
> collect and eradicate the non-endemic species. If some of these species
> commercially valued, then the above mentioned parties could all benefit by
> removing the said species.
> I, for one would love to spend a year in Hawaii, collecting non-natives
> helping out the eco-system, but as I am retired, my financial resources
> limited. Perhaps the state of Hawaii would see fit to resell and send to
> pet-trade those species that are of commercial value, recouping the
> and ridding the islands of the invaders.
> Just a thought, but I'm available!
> Sincerely Yours,
> BG Granier
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Mach Fukada <fukada_at_aloha.net>
> To: <killies_at_mejac.palo-alto.ca.us>
> Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2000 3:49 PM
> Subject: Re: Fresh water fish in Hawaii
> > There are a few endemic or indigenous gobies and sleepers. most are not
> > much to look at (brown grey fish, big mouth, etc). Lentipes concolor is
> > nice one, half black half red/orange. Only problem are the regs for
> > collecting natives, for personal use and resale. I am not certain, but
> > there may be a permit required by the dept of land and natural resources
> > (I will check with my contact). Also they, as of yet, can not be
> > reproduced in an artificial system. The larvae require some time at
> > after which they migrate back into the streams.
> > Regarding regulations for exporting from Hawaii. At the USDA we
> > enforce the state and county regs for the destination of the fish.
> > some states prohibit cyprinids, talipia, etc and we regulate movement.
> > Also there are the airline regs (united won't let them in the cabin,
> > etc but we don't enforce these). US Mail will always work. Note that
> > there are State AG regulations which will prohibit them movement of
> > certain fish species between islands (needlenose gars, snakeheads, swamp
> > eels, etc).
> > As for types of fish. As Harry alluded, most streams have various
> > liveberaers (swords, platies, guppies, mollies). There are also oscars,
> > talipia, plecos, corydoras, chinese cats, weather loaches, snake heads,
> > gars, pacus, maybe pirrhana, gold barbs, fillementousus barbs, african
> > cichlids (leleupe, etc) red devils, etc. Also at one time (obligiatory
> > killie content) N. guntehri, Cyn. whitei, Fund. chrysotus, Ap. lineatus,
> > rice fish, etc were released for mosquito control. Apparently none of
> > these last few species ever got established.
> > Ray blip me off list for info on places to see and go. I need some kind
> > of inventory to make suggestions....
> > MTF
> > On Thu, 17 Feb 2000 AUS62_at_AOL.com wrote:
> > > I believe ALL the freshwater fish in the islands are introduced. While
> > > stationed at Pearl Harbor in the USN I often collected fine swordtails
> > > plays in the streams from the Reservoir for fresh drinking water.
> > > fresh water fish were introduced on purpose to help control mosquitos.
> Have a
> > > fun trip.
> > >
> > > Harry
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