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Re: Fish Discussions...

Fabulous suggestion maybe the NFC could be responsible for making this
sugestion to Fish and Game Departments even to the point of having the NFC
(or similar organizations) be the sponsoring agency in order to obtain said
licenses.  The NFC would educate all those individuals who wish to 
be sponsored about the Once Caught Never Released policy.
> From: Moontanman at aol_com
> To: nfc at actwin_com
> Subject: Re: Fish Discussions...
> Date: Thursday, June 25, 1998 4:31 PM
> Maybe a way to resolve some of the problems faced by people who want to
> native fish would for a person to buy a license to catch fish for his or
> aquarium by a particular means (dip net, trap, ect) and keep small fish
> aquarium use with no resale or transfer to other people for money.  Any
> would be fair game, even game fish, (except endangered or otherwise in
> trouble).  Another license could be available for someone who wanted to
> collect nongame species for sale or trade (except the above mentioned
> endangered or threatened) A person who had both licenses would be
> for keeping the fish separate and would loose his permit if found
> it.  I really don't see catching small game fish for personal aquarium
use to
> be a big threat.  Far more large and reproductively active fish are taken
> a much more pronounced effect on the fish population than taking of a few
> fish fingerlings.  I some areas of the world it is the law to take small
> specimens and leave the big reproducing adults, this results in a much
> healthier fish population by way of maintaining the supply of small fish
> protecting the reproducing adults.
> Michael