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My understanding is that certain states are banning Koi (ie: Maine).
The Chinese spent many years linebreeding for the colors we see on Koi
from above, and indigenous fish don't have the same colors. We could
line-bred colors into local fish, but keeping indigenous fish is also
illegal in many places. From my understanding, it doesn't leave many
options.

Maybe we can export our Bass & Sunfish to the orient, to buy them back
more colorful - as long as their new colors don't get them into an
undesirable (ie: illegal) category ;~)
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NetMax wrote:

My understanding is that certain states are banning Koi (ie: Maine).


I think Maine goes too far - they`ve banned certain tropicals that will
never be pests, even if they believe they have survived winters. That
doesn`t mean, though, that there isn`t good reason to ban Koi.

The Chinese


Japanese

spent many years linebreeding for the colors we see on Koi

...
Maybe we can export our Bass & Sunfish to the orient, to buy them back
more colorful - as long as their new colors don't get them into an
undesirable (ie: illegal) category ;~)


Part of the reason for banning these fish is the spread of Bass! Nova
Scotia naturally has few to none. Fishermen who think bass fishing is the
height of sport (yeah, right - those fish will swallow _anything_ - anybody
can catch bass) have released them into most of our rivers and they`re
destroying everything else.
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On Apr 2, 12:15 pm, Derek Broughton wrote:
NetMax wrote:
My understanding is that certain states are banning Koi (ie: Maine).


I think Maine goes too far - they`ve banned certain tropicals that will
never be pests, even if they believe they have survived winters. That
doesn`t mean, though, that there isn`t good reason to ban Koi.

The Chinese


Japanese


Well ok, but according to Atz (1949) the Chinese were domesticating
the carp in 100 BC or earlier, and bringing their Goldfish indoors
during the winters of the Sung Dynasty (960 AD), so I thought they
should get some credit ;~)

spent many years linebreeding for the colors we see on Koi

...
Maybe we can export our Bass & Sunfish to the orient, to buy them back
more colorful - as long as their new colors don't get them into an
undesirable (ie: illegal) category ;~)


Part of the reason for banning these fish is the spread of Bass! Nova
Scotia naturally has few to none. Fishermen who think bass fishing is the
height of sport (yeah, right - those fish will swallow _anything_ - anybody
can catch bass) have released them into most of our rivers and they`re
destroying everything else.


Ahh, that helps make some sense. I'm glad I'm Canadian. Not too much
lives through our winters and if it does, then there's the matter of
our bureaucrats moving at the speed of glaciers to ban it ;~)
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