RE: NANFA-- RE: Captive fish

Jay DeLong (
Mon, 29 Jan 2001 23:45:46 -0800


>If I take a fish for an aquarium, it is a one time deal. One
>fish gone. If I am taking them for feeders I take more and I come back and
>take again. A much larger impact to the fishery.

Here's another slant: There are so many predatory game fish targeted by
anglers and commercial operations, that perhaps some of us are doing some
ecosystems a favor by removing the resulting overabundance of forage fish
that didn't get processed naturally into catfish or largemouth bass.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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