NANFA-L-- Missouri convention clarification

Christopher Scharpf (
Thu, 15 Jun 2006 21:23:11 -0400

Some members have been concerned that collecting will not be allowed-in-the
NANFA Convention in Cape Girardeau, MO. This belief apparently stems from
the use of the word "sampling" in the AC convention insert and convention
web page instead of the word "collecting."

Let me assure everyone, NANFA members will be able to take fish home with
them, either dead or alive.

According to state policy, if a group is with Missouri Department of
Conservation personnel, then they are not required to have a permit when
collecting. However, if an individual decides they want to collect on their
own without a MDC person with them, then they will need a permit which
expressly shows that they are permitted to collect.

In addition, there is some silly rumor going around that Missouri passed
legislation banning the collection of fish. That is not true. The state did
pass a wildlife code that limits the take of invertebrates through a permit
because people were collecting inverts heavily in Missouri.

I hope this clears a few things up.

More details about the meeting will be available soon.


Chris Scharpf
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