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Old 11-03-2007, 04:01 PM
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"Why don't you bring the Florida strain largemouth bass to Hawaii?"
We've been trying to do that for over 35 years. Here is one reason it hasn't happened.....
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Some 25 or so years ago while testifying before the Hawaii State Legislature... (yes, until recently the legislature, not the fish and game dept, made all the decisions and fishing laws.) Hawaii was the last state to allow the fish & game department, not the legislature, to make the fishing rules and regulations.
Anyway, the Sierra Club brought in this giant photo... the famous painting "Florida Bass" by Edward J Bierly. They testified that if Florida Bass were allowed in Hawaii they would eat all of the endangered birds. It made no difference that the "endangered birds" lived up in the mountains on different islands than where the fish would be. This picture said it all... according to the Sierra Club: "Florida Bass equals an end to Hawaii's endangered birds."
And that, boys and girls, is why we still haven't been able to import Florida Bass into Hawaii.
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Old 11-03-2007, 09:36 PM
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Stan,

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