Re: NANFA-- fwd: Snakehead or bowfin?
Wed, 19 May 2004 16:18:33 +0000

> How about the stupidity of lawmakers that don't ban the release,
> which is the real problem.

I don't know about other states, but in Maryland releasing *any* fish into a body of water is illegal. Of course, it's a little-known law that is rarely enforced. And when it is, the "punishment" is a slap on the wrist. (In the case of the infamous Crofton snakeheads, the statute of limitations had run out. The guy who released the fish got off scott-free.)

If the "stupid" lawmakers in your state have not enacted legislation banning unauthorized fish releases, write them a letter!

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