Sunday, May 07, 2006

Illegals

"A quarter of all fish in streams of 12 western states are non-native, according to the
U.S. Geological Survey."


Eeep! Somebody tell the Minutemen!

2 comments:

The Pagan Temple said...

Actually, in some cases that is a very real problem, as some of these fish (one in particular, though I can't recall the name of it)is very aggressive and can decimate the native fish populations. The problem with this is of course it is devastating to the fishing industry, partucularly since this one particular breed of fish has absolutely no food value whatsoever, nor does it have any other known benefit.

Rufus said...

Yeah, I remember the problems they used to have with killer tropical fish in Virginia. Actually, I think the worst thing humans ever introduced to this ecosystem was Norwegian rats- which I would be glad to see completely eliminated.