Re: NANFA-- Collecting Equipment?

Mark B (
Tue, 11 Jan 2000 17:26:42 -0500

At 4:29 PM -0500 1/11/00, wrote:
>Rubber gloves are a good idea. I have noticed the same mortality in some fish
>that I have dipnetted. Redfin Pickerel seem to badly affected too.

I notice differences in fishes collected from different bodies of water and
parts of the country. I think some places have a larger resident pathogen
load than other areas. Time of the year comes into play as well. Florida
comes to mind as a place where I notice that fishes often end up with
disease problems shortly after capture. The fish that I recently collected
from tannic waters in New Jersey have displayed no signs of external
infection such as I often see in Florida fish after they've been held a
while. Presumably, the tannic/acidic conditions in NJ suppress the wild
pathogen load in the native waters. I'm speaking of bacterial pathogens.
One thing I have started to do is to clean and sterilize my holding
containers and dry them thoroughly between uses.

Mark Binkley
Columbus Ohio USA <))><

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