RE: NANFA-- Beware the green sunfish

Jay DeLong (
Thu, 21 Mar 2002 16:23:35 -0800

Hey, Bruce and Jim. I asked JR and he said:

We do take precautions. Before releasing fish, we send a sub-set to the
USFWS hatchery and fish lab at Warm Springs, GA for screening. They screen
for various diseases, then give us a report. If all's well, the fish get to
go free.


Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

> -----Original Message----- > From: On Behalf > Of Bruce Stallsmith > Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 3:35 PM > To: > Subject: Re: NANFA-- Beware the green sunfish > > > >Where's the differance between what CFI does and anybody else releasing > >fish? > >Jim Graham > Mostly that they're contracted by state and federal management > agencies to > do what they do, under formal supervision. It's entirely possible > that they > could accidentally introduce some pathogen into a stream system, > but that's > a calculated risk hopefully minimized by their professional operation (we > all hope!). We could always ask directly: hey JR, what protocols > do you guys > have for not spreading pathogens? Thanks. > > --Bruce Stallsmith > Huntsville, AL, US of A /----------------------------------------------------------------------------- /"Unless stated otherwise, comments made on this list do not necessarily / reflect the beliefs or goals of the North American Native Fishes / Association" / This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes Association / To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the word / subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an email to / For a digest version, send the command to / instead. / For more information about NANFA, visit our web page,