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"Jay DeLong" <jdelong at nwifc_wa.gov>: NANFA-- AFS talk abstract

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From: "Jay DeLong" <jdelong at nwifc_wa.gov>
To: nanfa at aquaria_net, "Bock, Robert" <BockR at hd03_nichd.nih.gov>,Hal
Schmidt <Harold.J.Schmidt-1 at tc_umn.edu>, jbondhus at lkdllink_net
Subject: NANFA-- AFS talk abstract
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 17:50:16 +0000
Message-ID: <199709040051.RAA09024 at chinook_nwifc.wa.gov>

Here's the abstract of JR Shute's presentation at the AFS Annual 

Jay DeLong

Captive Propagation and Restoration of Rare Non-Game Captive
Freshwater Fishes

JR Shute, Conservation Fisheries, Inc., 3709 N. Broadway, Knoxville,
TN  37917; (423) 689-0231; noturus at aol_com.

Species recovery efforts generally focus on in situ actions such as
habitat protection.  However, captive propagation can also provide
critical life history information, as well as helping supplement
existing or extirpated populations, and is a component of many
recovery plans.  In addition, culturing rare fishes can provide
specimens of a sensitive species, or surrogates for a sensitive
species, as laboratory test subjects to refine water quality standards
in a watershed containing those rare fishes.

Conservation Fisheries, Inc. (CFI) is currently raising eight rare
non-game fishes, including: the boulder darter (Etheostoma wapiti),
the duskytail darter (E. percnurum), the smoky madtom (Noturus
baileyi), the yellowfin madtom (N. flavipinnis), the spotfin chub
(Cyprinella monacha), the blackside dace (Phoxinus cumberlandensis),
the spring pygmy sunfish (Elassoma alabamae), and the Barrens
topminnow (Fundulus julisia).  Over the past ten years, six of these
species have been reintroduced into streams within their historic
range; four into Abrams Creek, in the Great Smoky Mountains National
Park.  All four have been observed at stocking sites in Abrams Creek,
and at least three are believed to have reproduced there.  

Native fishkeeping hobbyists can contribute to these efforts by
supplying information gathered from the propagation of species closely
related to those that are rare or endangered.  In many cases, this
information is not available from any other source.
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