NANFA-- I am a Hobbyist

Christopher Scharpf (
Tue, 13 Jan 2004 23:27:02 -0400

I'm a hobbyist.

I don't believe any laws were written to prevent me from collecting fish
specifically because I am a hobbyist.

I do not have an inferiority complex when talking to or dealing with

I do not feel that "professionals" are out to get me simply because I am a

I do not feel that I am being made the scapegoat for all of the
environmental problems in the world.

There are hundreds on unprotected fish species in North America that will
keep me amused for the rest of my life; therefore, I see no need to collect
any endangered, threatened, and special concern species.

I do not believe my rights are being violated because some species are
prohibited from my collecting them.

I believe fish in the wild are more interesting and aesthetically pleasing
than fish in a fish tank.

Gosh, what's wrong with me?

Chris Scharpf
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