Re: NANFA-- Beware the green sunfish

Brian Migchelbrink (
Thu, 21 Mar 2002 20:12:29 GMT

NANFA's Code of Ethics discourages the release of aquarium fish into the
wild, even to waters from where they are native or were originally caught.
The policy doesn't address farm ponds. But if the ponds are isolated, and
don't pose any risk of flooding into native waters, then that should be okay.
In this regard, to what extent is a farm pond different from a backyard
ornamental pond?

As for the unwanted green sunfish, see if you can auction it off at a local
aquarium society. Just be sure to call it something exotic, like "African
green cichlid" or "Honduran tilapia." :-)

Chris Scharpf

> as for returning fish to the "wild"...
> i dont think it would be a problem to put a green sunfish in a isolated
> pond... one that does not have a outlet.
> what is the policy ( nanfa ) on this?...
> those in the know?
> casper
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