NANFA-- Re: Tank Raised Vs. Wild

Mark (
Mon, 13 Nov 2000 09:57:54 -0500

At 12:02 PM -0800 11/11/00, Norman Edelen wrote:
>I think we should also remind folks that these are also not mass produced
>commercial species being farm raised, and that they are not often maintained
>like other killie species by being bred and spread by dedicated hobbyists.
>The majority of native killies available, or any native really, are wild
>harvested. I know that wild fish arrive in the hobby from all points, and
>natives aren't unique in this regard, but it should make them precious. How
>many fish being offered in NANFA's trading post are tank or pond bred? What
>about Everyone I have corresponded with regarding natives on
>Aquabid is selling harvested fish. I think NANFA needs to not only place
>emphasis on responsible and legal collecting, but on breeding what you
>collect. I would love to see NANFA have some sort of breeders' award
>program. Just a thought.

Excellent points, Norm! I like the breeder's award idea. If you want to
start it up, go for it! We need people like you to take the initiative and
grow NANFA. Feel free to use this list for recruiting.

Mark Binkley
Columbus Ohio USA <))><

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