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Started by TROUTMASTER3000, October 19, 2009, 11:51:20 AM
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Quote from: 9ft4wt on October 26, 2009, 13:25:31 PMCertainly, more needs to be done to protect brook trout habitat and prevent framentation of populatons as they are driven higher and higher into watersheds.However, listing entails a lot restrictions that need to be considered:The Endangered Species Act prohibits "take" of species that are listed as endangered or threatened except where authorized by permit or by a special rule that exempts the take prohibition for certain activities that are consistent with conservation of the species. "Take" is defined in the Act as harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct. Does that mean, no more fishing in the SNP, where the populations are healthy?Does it mean no more fishing in waters that were once brookie habitat, but from which they have been extirpated? Mossy Creek for example was once brookie water.If someone knows more about the ramifications, I would be interested in getting their take.9ft4wt
Quote from: TROUTMASTER3000 on November 08, 2009, 21:50:20 PMAs far as I know, that is mentioned under the difference b/n endangered and threatened. For example, one of the solutions for hunters wanting to "take" rare species and have pictures taken with the animal is to use a gun that fires a dart that puts the animal to sleep for a few hours. That is somewhat of a cool idea, as well as the moral concept behind catch and release fishing.