NANFA-- FW: snakehead update

Christopher Scharpf (
Mon, 22 Jul 2002 23:12:30 -0400

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Date: Monday, July 22, 2002 4:05 PM
Subject: Snakehead fish

FYI -- Secretary of Interior Gale Norton will hold a news conference
tomorrow, July 23rd, to discuss a proposal to list 28 species of snakehead
fish as injurious species in the US. The listing of the species as
injurious under the Lacey Act effectively prohibits importation and
interstate transportation of the species unless a special permit is granted.

I will be at the news conference and will report back.


Steven G. Olson
Director, Government Affairs
American Zoo and Aquarium Association
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 710
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3314
Phone: 301/562-0777x249
Fax: 301/562-0888
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