Re: NANFA--Minnow Trap Advice

Bruce Stallsmith (
Fri, 26 Jan 2001 16:02:21 -0500

>This kind of picks at a question I have had. I have seen several letters
>that imply (or outright state) that people are catching wild native fish
>for the sole purpose of feeding them to their captive fish. I don't know
>that I like this idea. There are plenty of places to buy feeder fish that
>are inexpensive and you can even grow your own. How do the rest of you feel
>about this practice? I mean on one hand we are working to restore fishes
>and on the other we have people taking them out for feeders. Seems
>contradictory to me.

One word: Gambusia.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

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