Re: NANFA-- Native Fish Canundrum

Christopher Scharpf (
Sat, 06 Sep 2003 07:47:49 -0400


You're not being hardcore, you're just recommending the right thing. Aren't
there plenty of Neches natives fishes they can successfully stock?

And why build lakes? How about planting native trees in riparian zones?

Keep the faith....and keep up the good work!


"Protecting species is the same intrinsic gesture as preserving the original
documents and constitutions of an entire civilization, or the love letters
of grandparents."
-- Craig Childs, The Secret Knowledge of Water

> From: John B <>
> Reply-To:
> Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 21:45:46 -0500
> To:
> Subject: NANFA-- Native Fish Canundrum
> 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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