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Re: [Killietalk] Commercial imports; what to label them?
The simplest solution might be to kick this down the road. For now I suggest
the following -
1 - The AKA website could provide all our collection codes to the general
public, with anotations about the collections (a sentence or two) or links
or references to other primary information. If anyone anywhere could query
the site (instead of just members), we'd be sharing and encouraging
information on existing collections and nomenclature that others could
2 - Anyone who makes or reports a collection (the importer or a reputable
buyer) could propose a new code for a new or perceived new collection.
Someone in AKA would review the information and determine whether to add it
to the collections list or reject the application as insufficient.
3- This second part would require the participation of a number of expert
volunteers similar to a peer review.
4 - The first part could be our current list and new listings by creditable
scientists and collectors (not their agents). The second part could be
maintained as an "all others" list of proposed names and codes, but these
fish wouldn't have "papers" and would be essentially documented but not
taxonomically validated. The form of the collection code is not important.
What is important is posting all the available information. That's the idea
behind Fish Base, and I think we could use it too.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Harry Specht" <aus62 at comcast_net>
To: "killifish discussion list" <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 3:06 PM
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Commercial imports; what to label them?
> John Hlday, you bring up a most interesting problem. With t he passage of
> years and repeated collecvtions, we could have dozrens of populations of
> same killfish species to say nothing of the fact the collections site
> numbers are on a PERSONAL MAP of each collector? Who keeps thesemaps on
> for future use? Whens should we commence GPS designations for collection
> codes instead of "ethereal" maps with numbered sites? Time is passing and
> had better standardized our ID codes pretty soon.
> Harry Specht
> Sarasota, FL
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