Re: NANFA-- Native Fish Canundrum

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sat, 06 Sep 2003 11:15:50 -0400

John, yer right.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: John B <>
>Subject: NANFA-- Native Fish Canundrum
>Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 21:45:46 -0500
>I have recently been approached by folks wanting to build lakes and ponds
>stocked with "Native Fish". They were seeking my help. I may have turned
>them off by explaining that though there sympathies are very much welcomed,
>when building a pond or lake that flows into an existing drainage, that we
>would want to stock it with fish that are native to that drainage system.
>"For instance", I explained, "stocking the Red River Pup Fish in a pond
>that drains into the Neches River System, here in Texas, would not be
>ecologically responsible or sound".
>Now the RRPF is not native to the Neches River. Does the all knowing, and
>omnipresent NANFA list agree with these sediments? or I being too hard

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