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Re: Shipping fish in Canada
Keep warm no good Keep at room temp . Much better ( a )
From: Ken Ealey <kealey at connect_ab.ca>
To: KillieTalk at aka_org <KillieTalk at aka_org>
Date: Monday, April 03, 2000 6:48 PM
Subject: Shipping fish in Canada
>The true way to ship fish out of western Canada at least is to place the
>fish to be ship in an icecube tray with some tank water then freeze. Once
>frozen pack in an insulated box and mark 'live fish keep warm'. Head off to
>the post office. By shipping this way Canada post will put the package in a
>heated container and they will arrive toasty warm. Freezing just saves some
>time in the post office. :-)
>NOW for the real story. Strangely enough fish out of and into Canada ship
>the same way. plastic bags in styro boxes. Just label the box 'Biological
>specimens, keep warm' Canada Post's biggest concern is that the bags will
>leak adn get the mail wet. My concern is that the bags will leak and the
>fish will get dry.
>Other open containers are only used to ship fish to our friends in Sturgis.
>Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
>e-mail kealey at connect_ab.ca
>I never met a fish I didn't like.
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