RE: NANFA-- Calif. Fish May Get Endangered Tag

Jay DeLong (
Sat, 21 Sep 2002 17:05:37 -0700

> This is interesting, why do they want to list them as being endangered?
> According to the book "Pennsylvania Fishes" published by the PA Fish and
> Boat Commission all of them came from a "single female trout with
> a genetic
> mutation that gave her a mixed golden and normal rainbow trout coloration.
> She was found in the West Virginia hatchery system in 1954."
> Its funny thats EXACTLY where these trout came from. The are hybrid
> non-native trout produced in a hatchery. If they want them in
> California why not just farm them like PA does?

Not the same fish, Wally. You're talking about that yellow freak rainbow.
The golden trout is not a rainbow and is native to streams in the Sierra
Nevada Mtns in California.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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