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Re: NFC: Re: California

In speaking with the head guy at Fish and Game I have found you can collect
but not keep (alive) any baitfish. I even asked about buying baitfish and
putting them in a garden pond and he told me that was illegal.

Dave Hall

> From: Wright Huntley <huntley1 at home_com>
> To: nfc at actwin_com
> Cc: airedaleii at aol_com
> Subject: Re: NFC: Re: California
> Date: Saturday, May 15, 1999 11:25 AM
> "D. Martin Moore" wrote:
> > 
> > Well, for one you can't collect live fishes in California.  At all.
> I don't know exactly where that notion came from. Catching "minnows for
> bait" is quite legal, AFAIK. What you do with them afterward is nobody's
> business. Just be sure to have your fishing license along. Also, never,
> ever, release them back into other waters. *That* is really frowned on.
> You can't collect live *game* fish. Maybe that's what was being referred
> There are large numbers of non-game "native" species in CA. Many are
> threatened or endangered by introduced "exotics" such as *Gambusia*.
> like *Lucania parva* are common all around SF Bay in brackish and
> fresh-water estuaries. While introduced from elsewhere, they are not
> considered an "exotic" because they come from somewhere within the US. By
> some bureaucrat's warped view, they are thus considered a "native" fish.
> (^_^)
> Wright
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