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Re: Now Never returned to the wild !!!!

  AMEN brother Robert, AMEN!  :)



On Wed, 8 Jul 1998, robert a rice wrote:

> Hi All,
> The Once Caught never returned motto was originally intended for aquarium
> speicies collected outdside their normal range. It has since been
> expanded to include a mess o natives and now people have taken it to a
> purist end of never releasing any native fish back to anywater way even
> its original one that came from a particular waterway......
> While I appluade folks getting excited about things I think for now we
> should limit the scope of things to aquarium species.I frown heavily upon
> irresonsible releases of natives as much as the next guy/gal but befor we
> go  shooting at each other about this issue we should take a step back
> and concentrate on the obvious problem of introduced aquarium
> species.......
> We risk becoming so myopic on this issue that no party would be allowed
> to move anyfish anywhere and in effect you would end aquarium rearing,
> reintroductions, stocking and we would lose most of the interests of
> naturalist, fishermen and aquarists.....
> I propose that this year the BOT put out a position paper with specific
> guidelines on the issue of once caught never returned . In the interum
> lets get rid of them aquarium species fisrst. The educational position 
> paper that we could distribute to the greater public and NFC members.
> These are guidelines not laws :)
> Robert Rice
> Save A Native Eat An Oscar <:)((((<
> Check Out the Native Fish Conservany at NFC at actwin_com
> On Wed, 8 Jul 1998 15:05:02 -0500 "Kudzu" <Kudzu at airnet_net> writes:
> >Well actually I have to say that I have a problem with this too. One
> >of the things that attracted me to natives was that if I was keeping
> >say Large Mouth Bass, when he got to large I could return him to River
> >from where he came. I understand the point about disease and can't
> >argue with that. However if all the fish are kept in a native tank
> >that had nothing but fish from the same body of water odds are there
> >would be nothing present that was not all ready there.
> >
> >This was one of the big things that attracted me to setting up a River
> >tank.
> >
> >Jeff <*\\><
> >"Consider carefully what you hear", he continued "With the measure
> >you use it, it will be measured to you -- and even more.  Whoever has
> >will
> >be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken
> >from
> >him." Mark 4:24,25
> >www.airnet.net/kudzu/ "Kudzu's Christian Clipart Collection"
> >
> >
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