NANFA-- information request (chiselmouth)

Nick Zarlinga (
Thu, 27 Nov 2003 08:37:16 -0500

Hi Gary, thanks for visiting NANFA. We are a diverse group of individuals,
professionals and amatuers alike, who share an interest in the conservation,
study and captive husbandry of North America's native fish. I will forward
your request to our list server, and then I will forward any responses to
your inquirery back to you. In addition, you may receive direct
correspondence from some of our members.

The purposes of the North American Native Fishes Association are:
-to increase and disseminate knowledge about native North American
-to promote practical programs for their conservation and the
protection/restoration of their natural habitats;
-to advance the educational, scientific and conservation benefits of
captive maintenance and husbandry;
-to encourage the legal, environmentally responsible collection of
native fishes for private aquaria as a valid use of a natrual resource;
-to provide a forum for the fellowship and camaraderie among its

Membership dues are $20 per year. Benefits include:
-AMERICAN CURRENTS - a quartarly publication featurning articles and
news items on collecting, keeping, observing, conserving and breeding North
American fishes.
-REGIONAL NANFA CHAPTERS - regional groups where members may get
together to collect and discuss native fishes, remove exotics, and perform
conservation and stream restoration work.
-NEW MEMBER PACKET - An 8 page newsletter that's sent to new NANFA
members intorducing them to NANFA and to the fascinating world of
collecting, keeping and conserving North America's native fishes.
-ANNUAL CONVENTION - Where NANFA members from around the country meet
for lectures, collecting trips, raffles, auctions, fun and finship.
-GRANT FUNDING - Yearly funding available through NANFA's Gerald C.
Corcoran Educational Grant made possible by NANFA members.

In addition, we also have a list server for the discussion of native fish

For details to all this and more, go to

Happy fishing!

Nick Zarlinga
Aquarium Biologist
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
216.661.6500 ext 4485

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary or Sarah Jackson
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 1:37 PM
Subject: Acrocheilus alutaceus (chiselmouth)

Dear NANFA -

I am a fisheries resources student at the University of Idaho and I would
be interested in corresponding (or speaking) with anyone that you might know
that has knowledge of the spawning habits of Acrocheilus alutaceus. I am
currently working on a management plan for a small reservoir in Northern
Idaho and I am considering introducing the chiselmouth as a forage fish and
possibly as an aid for phytoplankton/macrophyte control. Any information
that your organization might offer would be kindly appreciated.

Gary Jackson
(208) 885-5720

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