Be mindful. Things change quickly.
Huntsville, AL, US of A
>From: "Todd Crail" <farmertodd_at_buckeye-express.com>
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- Bluenose shiner news
>Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003 22:14:11 -0400
>NANFA doesn't exist to declare moratoriums. There's plenty of Federal,
>State and Private agencies that _do_ exactly that... One which their
>listings of imperiled organisms bluntly states those listed organisms are
>exactly that... imperiled. One that still seemed to be in shades of gray
>and rationalized in your rebuttal. Perhaps it's a shade of blue now?
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Irate Mormon" <archimed_at_netdoor.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 12:03 AM
>Subject: NANFA-- Bluenose shiner news
> > I had a rather disturbing conversation with one of my friends at the
>Mississippi Museum of Natural Science yesterday. It seems that
> > somebody has been plundering welaka for the "Pet Trade". Mike suspects
>that a "German aquarist" is responsible, but asked me to
> > see if I could find out anything. According to him, sites that have
>productive for the last 15 years are now void of welaka. I am
> > wondering if any of my southern brethren have heard of such a person?
>that I think that a foreign aquarist is necessarily involved,
> > but this is very upsetting in any case. As Chris knows, I have been
>kicking around the idea of writing an article on how the range of
> > this fish has changed over the years. Due to intense time pressure I
>haven't really made any headway on this, but the little
> > information I have gathered is alarming. Some of you may gather from my
>"point-counterpoint" dialog with Gene Helfman (I think it's
> > in this issue of A/C, unless Chris decided it was too controversial)
>I am gung-ho about collecting "special concern" species
> > which do not enjoy legal protection. This is not the case at all, as I
>hope I communicated in my rebuttal. P. welaka is one of those
> > fish which is not protected in MS, but is listed as "special concern".
>am almost to the point of asking NANFA to declare an official
> > moratorium on collecting this fish, but I need to get my facts in order
>first. If there is a reckless individual out there, and anybody
> > has any idea who it might be, PLEASE help me in identifying him.
> > Prost,
> > Martin
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