Re: NANFA-- Non-Release Policy

unclescott (
Wed, 17 Sep 2003 13:19:09 -0500

> The big argument against this is the possibility of introducing a pathogen
> (disease) that the fish may have picked up from other fish in your care.
> (Tropicals, Non-natives and such) Personally I think this is a long shot
and I
> don't see a problem with releasing fish into the same spot they were taken
> That said, I would never recommend returning a fish that had been held in
> captivity.

What is the exotic disease effecting Wisconsin game fishes? Sort of a
rhetorical question, but I recall mention of this somewhere a few months

I also have been skeptical that diseases would be released from captive fish
to temperate waters. However, too often my own oppinons don't seem to change
the real world. Realities one may not like keep intruding. :)

All the best!

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