NANFA-- Fwd: Snakehead Final Rule

Jay DeLong (
Thu, 03 Oct 2002 14:51:05 -0700

>The final rule adding the entire Channidae family of snakehead fishes (28
>currently recognized species) to the list of injurious wildlife species
>will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow. Due to the highly
>predatory nature of snakeheads and the increase in importations in recent
>weeks, this rule is effective upon publication. Therefore, effective
>Friday, October 4, 2002, the importation and interstate transportation of
>snakeheads will be prohibited.
>Kari Duncan
>U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
>Division of Environmental Quality
>4401 North Fairfax Dr., Rm. 810B
>Arlington, VA 22203
>Phone: 703-358-2464
>Fax: 703-358-2210
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