NANFA-- Native Fish Canundrum

John B (
Fri, 05 Sep 2003 21:45:46 -0500

I have recently been approached by folks wanting to build lakes and
ponds stocked with "Native Fish". They were seeking my help. I may
have turned them off by explaining that though there sympathies are very
much welcomed, when building a pond or lake that flows into an existing
drainage, that we would want to stock it with fish that are native to
that drainage system. "For instance", I explained, "stocking the Red
River Pup Fish in a pond that drains into the Neches River System, here
in Texas, would not be ecologically responsible or sound".

Now the RRPF is not native to the Neches River. Does the all knowing,
and omnipresent NANFA list agree with these sediments? or I being too
hard core?

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