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Re: NFC: Reclamation

The attempt to Rotenone the pike here in CA was unsuccessful.  Maybe a more
natural solution would be better...hanging the unapiker!   Anyway predators
for the goldfish sound better to me (you could always get a bunch of
elementary school kids with pingpong balls and goldfish bowls...just a

Dave Hall  

> From: Wright Huntley <huntley1 at home_com>
> To: nfc at actwin_com
> Subject: Re: NFC: Reclaimation
> Date: Thursday, June 17, 1999 7:58 AM
> Joshua L Wiegert wrote:
> > 
> > When a DEC/DNR/whatever reclaims a lake/pond with chemicals, such as
> > Rotenone, which kill everything in the body.... what do they restock,
> > usually?  Obviously, they restock the game-fish in the area, and
> > bullhead, and so forth will generally survive, but what about the
> > non-game-fish?  Do they always stock the same ones that were there, or
> > what...?
> In the far west (aka "Left Coast") the purpose of restoration is often
> native fish. Recently, *Tilapia* got so far up the Moapa River, NE of Las
> Vegas, that the native springfish, chubs, and dace were in serious
> One branch of the river was rotenoned (is that a real verb????), after
> barriers to the exotics were restored. The Nature Conservancy, Nevada
> Wildlife Dept. and the Desert Springs Action Committee have all been
> in catching natives and transferring them from the other branch, ever
> For an article and recent pics, check out:
>  http://www.tkphotos.com/DSAC/index.htm
> Now, if we could just get the ignoramuses at our county governments to
> *stop* distributing damnbusia!
> Wright
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