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

I think your paragraph is slanted in a way that plants a "no" vote in the
readers head.  Probably done subconsciencsly (oh, I can't always spell it,
ok?) :)  of course since you have strong feelings in one direction on the

 My opinion and 50 cents though will probably buy you a cup of coffee.  :)


On Thu, 9 Jul 1998 peter.unmack at ASU_Edu wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Jul 1998, robert a rice wrote:
> > Why do you call us fools?
> Ok, fools was a little strong.  I tend to get a little overexcited at times.
> Please accept my apologies.
> > Is it  because we are takeing a simople logical
> > manner in things and not rushing in cheesing everyone off by calling them
> > names like fools :) where there is little disagreement it is easy to move
> > quickly..........In Aquarium species there is little disaggreement so we
> > have moved forward quickly.
> It's easy to all agree when you are all on the same side isn't it.  :-) 
> > I do work on a weekly basis with hatcheries and there are no vets
> > inolved in the proccess. Copper sulfate perhaps :)
> Perhaps you should suggest that they should?  Sure, that would be rocking the
> boat but it's better than turning a blind eye to the problem.  Just because
> some else doesn't do it doesn't make it ethical to not do it yourself.
> > program for exotic removal is a good program not a complete one nor a
> > perfect one but it is a good one. 
> Hey, I think the NFC is doing a fantastic job in raising funds and getting the
> word out there.  I'm all for it.  
> > The 6 PHD's  I ran it by thought it was a
> > good idea and the 3 fisheries folks did too 
> Ok, here is a challenge to you Robert.  Since so many of you on this list seem
> to think I am full of it lets try this.  I would like to get you to agree to
> the wording of the following paragraph, send it to them and get their specific
> thoughts on it.  Then I have it at my discretion to send it some recognized
> experts in the area of exotic fishes to get their thoughts too.  All comments
> can be mailed to this list so then we will all know where the professionals
> sit on this issue.  Does that sound fair and impartial? 
> Dear Dr so and so
> A recent topic has become a hotbed of discussion relating to rereleasing
> native fishes back to their place of capture.  Here is a brief discussion of
> the issues at hand.  Some native fish hobbyists like to keep fishes such as
> sunfishes and like that may often outgrow their aquarium, others may keep some
> local native minnows for a while then decide they want to let them go again.
> Some have argued that the NFC should adopt a position recommending against
> people rereleasing fish due to the VERY small possibility that while in the
> home aquarium they may pick up a disease from other aquarium fishes kept in
> the same fishroom since items such as nets, hands, and syphon hoses tend to be
> used across tanks.  The idea being that some diseases may be present in
> aquarium fishes that are not found in the wild in North America.  My question
> for you is this, given the likelihood of introducing a foreign disease is very
> small should the NFC recommend that folks NEVER release any native fish back
> to their place of capture after they have been in home aquaria?  Any feedback
> you have on this issue would be greatly appreciated. 
> Best Fishes
> so and so