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Re: Re: Now Never returned to the wild

On Wed, 8 Jul 1998 Phylesis at AOL_COM wrote:

>   Quite frankly, my main concern is with Exotics, defined as fish not
> indigenous to the North American continent. 

Not good enough.  Most of the western native fish have been devestated by so
called indigenous North American species like basses and more so sunfish and
catfish.  The only exotic fish as you define it that has caused any problem
out here is brown trout and tilapia.  The other 15 or so problem species are
all North American.

> I am not a fanatic, and as Robert has so appropriately stated, these are
> guidelines, not laws. 

Guidelines are worthless if no one pays any attention to them.

> The return of a few fish too your "backyard" from whence
> they came,an enviable address I might add, can hardly be compared to the
> damage we experience from exotics.

No one is saying that is a bigger problem than another or visa versa.  They
are all problems that need to be addressed.  

Peter Unmack

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