Seminole State Report
2213 Prytania Circle 
Navarre Fl 32566
(904) 936-9261

Well  it  seems I jumped the gun on the closing  up  of  the Seminole 
State  Report.  After several  letters  and  phone calls.  I  realized
that it was not only right but necessary to  have  a Florida report. So
here's the new adjusted  plan Florida  needs to be broken up into North
and South regions.  So  let's figure out a functional cut off line and shoot for spawning  a second Florida chapter this next year !  Florida is 
such  a big state that the folks from say Miami and  the Keys  would  be
very unlikely to ever make it to Tallahassee or  Pensacola for a
regional meeting and vice  versa  so  it ends  up  stifling group
activities. While us North  Florida folks   often  skip  over  Alabama  or  Mississippi  for   a collecting trip. We need someone down south to
step  up  and get  a  southern group going. The Miami area  has  about 
10 members  which  is  a nice core group so maybe  someone  out there
might want to bite on this one (HINT HINT). I vote  we make  the cut off
just south of Gainesvile  (selfish reasons sorry)  .  Contact me if the
southern region idea  interests you!  Make your own rules , change the world, have  a  title that  only a few people know what it means...It can 
all  be yours  with  a regional representative with NANFA!!   Anyhow
what's  more important is we have communication and  fun  in that 
order.  So drop me those notes on activities  in  your area,  let's get
busy !!!
OK OK OK I give in to the seasoned collecting veterans in my neck of the
woods and have moved the Florida meeting to  the first  weekend in March
! The fishes should be spawning  and beautiful ! The chow will be spicy
and the beaches  will  be great  ! SOOOOOOO....CALL ME AND WE WILL GET
I  got a pleasant note from NANFA Alum and former everything in  NANFA
Dick Stober. He is  expecting to make it  back  to the  Mobile Alabama
area in 1998 and can't wait to get  back to the waters. He expressed a
great excitement at the growth in  NANFA and in the Florida Alabama
area. If you would like to  talk to a legend in NANFA drop him a note at
Dick Stober OPM/SANG  (NGL-T) UNIT 61304 APO AE 09803 , it will brighten
Your day I assure you.
No  report as of yet on the upcoming Fishes of Florida books being 
worked on by Gainesvilles Jim William's  nor  of  the separate book by
the Department of Fisheries Gray Bass  !  I expect review copies when
available (hint !!). Look for more of  my  writings  in the March
Tropical Fish  Hobbyist  (The Dollar  Sunfish  ) , An upcoming American
Fisheries  Society magazine, and a series of articles in Freshwater and 
Marine Aquarium .
On  a  Final  note  we  need help in  the  following  areas, articles  on
 local  species  and  marine  species  for  the national publication.
Breeding information on many species .  People  willing  to  copy NANFA applications  to  local  pet stores , nature centers Universities etc. That's it for  now see  you in the spring.........BTW NANFA Will have a
website up by the end of January at.....................


Robert Rice- (904) 936-9261 e mail  RobertRice at juno_com, Has Flagfin shiners, pygmy sunfish , redfin pickerel ,  many Southern species, will trade
for darters , Blackbanded Sunfish what not....heading up a Florida regional meeting in the spring check for times and locations.

Jwiegert at galaxynet_com- Wanted: Notropis Welaka (Bluenose Shiner),
madtoms, sticklebacks, Ammocrypta darters, etheostoma blennioides, E.
Longimanum, Have: --Or can get Sunfishes-- Longears and Pumpkinseeds males and females under 3", E. Olmstedi  some others

Ray Wolff- 1150 16th St. North 8A, Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin 54494 
(715)425-0259 has TONS of Northern Midwest species , including gar,
shiners, sticklebacks , central mudminnows, darters etc...Wants many
southern and unusuall species especially Ellasoma species...also has a limited supply of killie eggs of various species.

Warren Lund 1916 Indiana Ave. Kenner La 70062-6223 (504) 461-8169, Have
Heteranda Formosa, Poecillia latipinna, Gambusia affinus, Ethestoma
swaini, Ellesoma zonatum, grindle worm , vinegar eel,  hornwort, cabomba
and java moss starters.Want Ellasoma species, Etheistoma blenoides, E. Spectabile, Ennecathus sunfish, others

Peter Rollo--2308 Cedar Lane, Secane PA 19018- (610)-543-1660 Has for
sale domestic raised Banded and Black banded Sunfish, Ellasoma Evergladi
(Pygmy sunfish), Heteranda Formosa

Jim Sternburg- 107 E Florida Ave. Urbana Ill. 61801-Has for trade only a
great variety of Killies, Madtoms, Darters, Sunfish, Rainbowfish (non
native) and midwestern shiners including Southern Redbelly Dace and many
types  of madtoms and darters.

Bill Ballard- 6811 Moss Oaks Lane Elberta Al. 36530-Has many fresh and
saltwater coastal species available. Including Bluespotted sunfish,
flagfin shiners and a ton of Killies and pygmy sunfishes...

Mike Whitfield- 7005 Antler Lane Harrisson Tennessee 323421 has a variety
of snubnose darters and Tennessee shiners

Garold Sneegas- Gsneegas at juno_com has Native fish photos available for
commercial use...check for available species. Heads up the Kansas Region
check with him for meeting times and locations.

Elmer Guerri 8401 Lakewood Place., West Terre Haute Indiana 47802 heads
up the regional chapter for Indiana and Illinois  contact him for
meeting information and contacts with those in the state.

B.G. Granier Call (504) 775-6400 or e-mail me at bg at te6000_otc.lsu.edu :
Has or can get F. Crysotus, L. Parva, F.Olivaceus, E. Zonatum, H.
Formosa, F.grandis, A. Xenica and other species. Interested in trading
for Redlip Shiners, Saffron Shiner, Greenhead Shiner, Pinewoods Shiner
or other Shiners not native to Lousiana. 

Eric Hollis, 19 , Stapleton Avenue. Speke. Liverpool. L24 OSE England.
Interested in meeting other UK keepers of North American Natives.
Interested in exchanging fish eggs or fish when available and legal.
Particularly interested in species suitable for pond rearing.

Kris Haggblom, Nanuet NY 10954, Want Fundulus
Zebrinus, F.euryzonus, F. Julisia, Adinia xenica, Lucania goodie, any
Ellasoma species

Bruce Scott 520 E Lake Hazel Road, Merdin Id 83642 208-888-7143 Want:
Notropis Lutrensis, Etheostama nigrum, Noturus leptacanthus, Heterada
Formosa, any Ellasoma species, prarie crayfish (procambarus gracilis)
Have dwarf crayfish ( Cambarellus shufeldtii)

Laura Burdge, 1711 Cleveland Ave. Hamilton Ohio 45013 Wants: Lepomis
Humilus, Chrosomus erthrogaster, Enneacanthus chaetedon, Cottus bairdi
semiscaber, and Catostomus commersoni.

Robert Carillo, 509 Genessee Ave. Warren Oh 44483 (303) 847-1714. Want: Sources for marine native coldwater species suitable for the aquarium.
Heads up the Ohio region check with him for more details !

Herman Meeus, De Reet 6, B 2160 Wommelgem, Belgium. Want: Back issues of American Currents, Darters and Lateral Line for use in the Belgian
Killifish Association's Killi Kontakt magazine. Also interested in articles on North American killifish and pupfish

Peter Unmack (602)-965-1578 Organizing an Arizona-Nevada regional  group.Things are at the early stages and collecting trips are sporadic but do occur. All are welcome to join this ASU Prof out to the ditches !

Andrew Borgia (305) 294-8739- WANTS: Interested in a great variety of
North American Species for a private preserved collection. HAVES: A
great variety of marine specimens and inverts for trade...Also has some
key west herps for trade...

Please pass this list on to other forums, fish clubs and individuals. All
ads will run for 3 months unless you otherwise request a standing order
and Visit the NANFE (North American Native Fish Echo) on the fido net
for more Native Fish stuff. If you'd like to add  yourself or change
your ad on this list please forward a note to Robert Rice at the above e-mail address....