Re: Invasive Smallmouth


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Posted by Dan Blanton on 2011-08-17 22:48:07 in reply to Re: Invasive Smallmouth posted by Andrew S. on 2011-08-17 18:05:21

Andrew,

You need to be careful to always distinguish the difference between truly "invasive" species and legally introduced "beneficial" or "desired" species. Our western striped bass are a classic example of a legally introduced "desired" and "beneficial" species (I acknowlege some don't think they are...). Ring neck pheasants are another example. Don't start lumping together as "invasive" all introduced species of fish and wildlife.

Tahoe is full of non-native, legally introduced species, as has been noted.

I also love the white bass fishery at Lake Nacimiento, another legally introduced non-native species that provides profound recreational angling enjoyment. And, don't try to take away the Pacific salmon, steelhead, rainbows and browns from the Great Lakes - you'll get lynched.

Of course the people of the Center for Bio Diversity have another view...

Dan


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