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Old 12-07-2000, 02:51 PM
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Native fish

Greetings fellow fly fishers!

I'm trying to get some feedback regarding native species and would like your input. The Brook Trout (actually a Char) is a species native to the Northeast. There are many streams in the north-country that hold native Brook Trout. Do you think there would be value created by setting aside a few of these streams to allow for the continuing evolution of the native fish (no stocking of hatchery Brook Trout, Rainbows or Browns, no fishing bathing ect.). Would this be important to you?

I appreciate all feedback!

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Old 12-08-2000, 11:58 AM
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RE:Native fish

YES! By all means. Real fish in real places is my motto. Leave the brookies some space of their own.
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Old 12-08-2000, 05:38 PM
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RE:Native fish

I think it would be great. It has always struck me strange that we control native game animal populations by reducing hunting pressure. Then turn around and dump exotic fish all over our native fishes rather than protect and conserve what we have.
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Old 12-08-2000, 05:49 PM
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RE:Native fish

I have been known to be pretty vocal about this topic...

The F&G policies we have are driven by the mentality of the sportsmen, which is in turn driven by the F&G policies... it's a vicious circle.

Hatcheries think about production of biomass to feed harvest-centric sportsmen. Sportsmen see what it's all about and become harvest-centric. It's happened so long that generations have passed on this mentality to their children, and fisheries management lost sight of the welfare of the species*. How do we break out? Well, questioning the process is a damn good start. Sportsman's awareness of the difference between wild trout and put-and-take gratification would also help. In retrospect, I am not so sure that my talking down on hatchery fish isn't an attempt to create distaste in angling circles for the pellet pout. Wonder what a shrink would say?

The suggestion is awesome!

<font size="1">* for instance, stocking several thousand large hatchery trout in a stream where wild trout alevins and fry are living has been proven to dramatically reduce the surviving wild fish through predation, competition for forage and territory.</font><!--1-->
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