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RE: Now Never returned to the wild

If my memory serves I believe this whole thread started when some one (
in Kansas ) said that they caught fish in a river a stocked them in a
farm pond.  See last paragraph and explain why it's OK now and again for
R. Rice ?  I think some where this has come a full circle !!

If the word is "Once Caught, Once Bought, NEVER Returned to the Wild"
under any circumstances then I believe that strictly adhering to this
motto will put a stop to all restocking efforts by any organization or
individual of any and all waters.  Any out door water containment will
in time over flow  because of either to much water (rain, snow melt,
spring or fall run off ) or silting in, therefore all fish relocated by
any means are subject to being released back to the wilds with all the
evils as mentioned.  Are you sure you want to take this stance ?


On Thu, 9 Jul 1998, mcclurg luke e wrote:
Just a couple of points.
	> we try to do things such as species reintroductions whether
from captive
	> or wild caught stock.  A perfect example (to me anyway) of
when this
	> policy should not be in effect is R. Rice's "The Resurrection
of Fox Den
	> Lake".  (sorry to drag you into this Robert)  :)  And again, I
do on
	> occasions capture and use wild caught fishes to stock farm

No disagreement there as long as it is done based on as local a stock as

	-----Original Message-----
	From:	peter.unmack at ASU_Edu [SMTP:peter.unmack at ASU_Edu]
	Sent:	Thursday, July 09, 1998 4:49 PM
	To:	nfc at actwin_com
	Subject:	Re: Now Never returned to the wild

	On Thu, 9 Jul 1998 Moontanman at AOL_COM
<mailto:Moontanman at AOL_COM>  wrote:
		> OK, I'll quit being the fly in the ointment, I agree
that re-release of fish
		> is probably not a good idea,


	Very little as I understand it.  Most folks are pretty ignorant
when it comes to diseases.  
		> By the way, in reference to the stream I told you
about in my last letter, I
		> talked my cousin into putting native fish into his
lawn pond instead of
		> goldfish because his pond was washed out by a recent
flood.  I told him
		> about the problem with the introduction of exotics and
if he wanted a pond
		> that was vulnerable to floods he should not stock it
with exotics.  Also we
		> managed to catch two wayward gold fish from the
stream.  Did I do good? 

	Great, this is the kinda positive message we need to get out
	Peter Unmack