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Re: NFC Breeders Program Invitaion

herb you might want to add that the breeders program will follow all
state and federal laws and it rewards successfull breeders with
significant equipment grante....then after you tickle it a bit save it as
a faq and post it 1x a month on suitable locations...

On Fri, 12 Jun 1998 21:54:44 -0500 Herb Harris <top_side at geocities_com>
>        As most of you know, I am the program administrator for the 
>Breeders Program. For those of you new to NFC, or for those that have
>been around from the beginning but are wondering where the Breeders
>Program is heading, let me take a few moments of your time to give you 
>description of our program, and how this program helps our native 
>        Let me begin by saying that although still in the formative
>stages, our program goals are clear. We intend to obtain native fish,
>raise and breed them, study them, share what we learn, and help others
>appreciate the diversity of life that these unique fish represent. In
>the process we will create a data source on many fish species, and
>become a source of revenue to further research efforts, conservation
>projects, and education in many formats.
>        The membership of the Breeders Program runs the gamut of just
>starting in keeping fish of any sort, to long time and well respected
>"old hands", to experienced fish biologist. We all share a common 
>of one day helping to provide the missing life history information 
>is so sorely lacking for hundreds of our native non game fish species.
>        Hundreds? Yes. Really. Just a couple of years ago I was one of
>the folks that sort of think that the biologists have all the
>information on the fish all nailed down. Wrong! If it's not a game 
>there's the high likelihood that it has MAYBE been named, and briefly
>outlined in a life history at some university somewhere.
>        A case in point is a fish I am very familiar with, the 
>shiner - Pteronotropis hubbsi. I have been "down to the creek" 
>"minners" since a boy, and when we used to go to the Saline River area
>for outings, I usually caught some of these "pretty fishes". I never
>thought that little was known of them. Not that they are rare where 
>are found, its just that there has been little money spent on the 
>of fish except for the baitfish and game fish industries. It's a shame
>that even as little as I know of these fish, I probably know as much 
>anyone alive about the habits and life of these beautiful bluehead
>        The Breeders Program wants to change all that. We will use the
>time and talents of the aquarist among us to get the missing
>information, and share it in such a way as to make it accessible for
>anyone that wants to know, quickly and easily, all in one place.
>        And it will not cost the taxpayer a dime! As a matter of fact,
>the states that allow us to have access to their native fish will get 
>report from us about the species, and the fees collected from us to
>allow the taking and use of these fish.
>        Even the average angler down at the water gets something from
>this deal, without even knowing it. The game fish use the non game 
>as prey in many cases, life for fish being what it is. The more we 
>of the different interactions of ALL the species that make up the
>habitat of the game fish, the better chance we have to perpetuate the
>great fishing that so many people enjoy today. Without a program like
>ours, we might never know what small, obscure fish species is a major
>contributor to the fry or adults of the game fish unless we find out 
>hard way after the obscure ones are gone and the fishing dwindles off
>after a few years when the adults of the game fish die off and no 
>are there to replace them.
>        But with the NFC Breeders Program diligently doing the work
>behind the scenes, Everyone wins!
>        If you are a current NFC member, or want to become one, please
>consider what you might contribute for the future native fish 
>and anglers by joining the NFC Breeders Program. Your only cost or
>obligation is following our Code of Ethics and sharing the results of
>your time and talents to fulfill our common vision.
>        Thanks for your time.
>Herb Harris
>NFC Breeders Program administrator

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