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Re: Query.......on BNL listings
You are asking a loaded question, and you know it :o)
The issue was discussed at the convention and I think there is agreement
that we'd like to see more people list in the F&EL, especially species that
are more difficult to find. The problem is, how do we overcome the
reluctance of people to do so. There are several causes, including the lag
period involved between submitting and listing; the inconvenience factor
(it is easier to pack up a few fish for a local meeting); the work involved
in packing up a number of small orders for mailing; the questions about
current USPS policies.
Nevertheless, my own belief is that we need to find a way to increase use
of the F&EL. If it is working well we can do without a New and Rare Species
Committee, another function of the AKA that we don't have right now. It
would be interesting to hear people's ideas on how we could encourage use
of the F&EL.
For now, I will appeal to AKA members to consider supporting one of the
core functions of the AKA, distribution and maintenance of species, by
using the F&EL. I am as good as my word, for I have submitted a listing for
next month's BNL (Sept.) of 11 species/localities of Nothobranchius, most
of which have never been distributed in the hobby before.
At 08:03 AM 8/16/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>In the old days, when the BNL and the US mail was my primary source of
>fish acquisition, the delivery date of the BNL was very important to me,
>Rare stuff would show up monthly and we all wanted a shot at them.
>Nowadays, it is so rare to see anything unusual in the BNL. It's generally
>just the "staples" that show up in the F&E listing. All the rarer stuff
>gets traded within affiliate clubs now and the remote member in , for
>example, Idaho or Utah has little to choose from in the BNL, It has become
>a "beginners fish source".
>Does the paucity of listings in the F&E- BNL bother anyone else? Any
>suggestions to get more people to list their "good stuff"?
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Barry J. Cooper, Prof. Emeritus, Dept. Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University
Adjunct faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University
27505 Riggs Hill Rd., Sweet Home, OR 97386 (bjc3 at cornell_edu)
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