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RE: George Maier Fund
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- Subject: RE: George Maier Fund
- From: "Genade Tyrone <tgenade at sun_ac.za>" <tgenade at sun_ac.za>
- Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 16:36:24 +0200
- Thread-index: AcNXbvwZ6to29MfLTh+jlEYe3aQneQAAGLkg
- Thread-topic: George Maier Fund
> That's way too simple to work. ;)
The simplest plans stand the best chance of success.
However, sometimes fish are rare because they are just tough to breed. New fish often require some dedicated person to go about figuring out the 'trick' needed to spawn the fish.
Obtaining rare fish for good breeders (i.e. people who put time and effort into their breeding attemps like Monty and Tony etc...) is one idea but then those breeders must be rewarded hansomly for their time and tank space. They need to recoup their moneies spent in spawning, rearing, general maintenace. Yes, they spend a fortune on fish regularly and sell their fish for peanuts but then it is for fish they love and enjoy working with. Now you want them to go and take on something else they may have no interest in (i.e. giant monster Cynolebias).
Perhaps the AKA rather than funding imports from the Congo can go back to the mother land (Europe) and import quality low risk killies from the DKG etc... and perhaps even sell some of the stuff on the other side of the Atlantic back to Europe all towards generating a profit...
I'm sure the European/Japanese aren't only interested in the rare stuff may also be interested in new blood of old strains like AUS and scheeli. There are lots of business opportunites to be explored before on starts funding novices to go to Africa to collect a couple hundred/thousand? fish and bring them in at great risk. What about advertising in JAKA like most journals? (i.e. inside covers).
As regards the idea of excluding graduate students and researchers from the Fund's money would go contrary to what its goals are.
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