RE: NANFA-- Collecting this spring

Jay DeLong (
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 09:10:54 -0800

> Out of curiosity why is the Pa Fish Commission so adamant about taking
> bait fish out of state. Its not like we are running a commercial
> enterprise/bait shop. Have they nothing better to do with their time?
> Now if there were endangered species all over the place I could
> understand....but if that were true then they wouldn't be endangered,
> would they? Huuummm curiouser and curiouser.
> They probably won't let you collect any Jobberwoky or Slithy Toads.
> Leo

Sounds like PA is like my state, except in WA you can't collect them in
state either (and there is no such thing as "baitfish"). It's designed to
regulate any commerce of living organisms, all of which the state claims
ownership of. But you can build a home on a river bank, destroy the
animal's habitat, cause siltation and pollution and kill them indirectly.

Leo, I think next time I'm dipnetting "crayfish" and I'm stopped, I'll say
I'm looking for frumious bandersnatch.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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