NANFA-- FW: American Lobster in Puget Sound

Jay DeLong (
Fri, 1 Oct 1999 01:50:46 -0700

More on the Pacific American lobster front, forwarded from the Pacific NW
Aquatic Nuisance Species list.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

-----Original Message-----
From: Morrison, Jim []
Sent: Monday, September 20, 1999 2:08 PM
To: 'Klaus Schallie'; dtoba_at_TULALIP.NSN.US
Subject: RE: American Lobster in Puget Sound -Reply

This only gets better.

I understand that our Transplant Committee has issued the Buddhists a permit
to allow the release of animals. The permit only allows the release of
"domestic" species. It was issued in an attempt to provide them with a
legal alternative and as an incentive to avoid releasing exotics such as

-----Original Message-----
From: Klaus Schallie
Sent: September 20, 1999 1:57 PM
To:; dtoba at TULALIP.NSN.US
Subject: American Lobster in Puget Sound -Reply

Jim and Derrick,

Very interesting. As I recall, we've had similar reports of lobsters seen
by recreation divers in Burrard Inlet by Vancouver. There was some
speculation that it could be related to Buddhist practice of releasing
animals back into the wild. (Derrick, how did it taste? Guess it would
have been great if prepared in that Japanese restaurant in Nanaimo, washed
down with Saporo beer or sake!)

Klaus Schallie
Aquaculture & Shellfish Specialist
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Burnaby, B.C.
Phone 604-666-4427 ext. 277

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