Re: NANFA-L-- was goby bashing, changed to Dave bashing
Tue, 05 Apr 2005 14:09:05 -0500

> On Tue, 5 Apr 2005, Mysteryman wrote:
> > Should the trading of all fish between NANFA members be stopped?
> Is this
> > what Dave wants? After all, any accidental introduction can be
> > dangerous.

No. I just ask that we all act responsibly. Obey not only the law,
but take protections beyond that to the degree we can. Err on the side
of caution, always. And after all, we are the North American Native
Fish Association. Should we not be most concerned about North American
native fishes?

And let's try to respect each other on the list. I apologise to Todd
and anyone else I may have insulted, unintentional or not. Todd, I
know that you are a responsible and knowledgable fish keeper. I did
not know that by asking people to refrain from keeping species known to
be or likely to be harmful, especially transporting them across
drainages, I was impugning others knowledge. But I apologise. Can't
we all just get along?


David L. McNeely, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
Langston University; P.O. Box 1500
Langston, OK 73050; email:
telephone: (405) 466-6025; fax: 405) 466-3307
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