Aquatic Weeds and the Release of Fishes of Alabama and the Mobile Basin


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Posted by Kerry Grissett on September 09, 2001 at 18:08:01:

Doug Darr sent me this email about an article on the Fisheries section website and the re-release of a book about Alabama freshwater fishes. I hope you find this of interest to you!

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Aquatic plants can cause problems in ponds. An article by Joe Zolczynski
describes how to seek help in solving these problems in Alabama ponds. http://www.dcnr.state.al.us/agfd/FNAsalvinia.html

The following news release was sent out from the Department this week.

Fish Book Re-printed and Available
Fishes of Alabama and the Mobile Basin


A limited number of the book, Fishes of Alabama and the Mobile Basin, is
available. The Geological Survey of Alabama, the Alabama Division of
Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service
cooperated in 1996 to publish the popular book, which has sold out and is
not available in book stores. The book has been reprinted and is available
from the Geological Survey of Alabama and the Alabama Division of Wildlife
and Freshwater Fisheries.

To receive a copy of the 820-page book, send a check payable to the "Game
and Fish Fund" for $30 ($25 for the book and $5 for shipping) to: Fisheries
Section, Suite 551, 64, N Union St, Montgomery, AL 36130. If a copy is
picked up at the Fisheries Section's main office, the shipping fee will be
waived.

The Fishes of Alabama and the Mobile Basin is an awesome work by Maurice
Mettee, Patrick O'Neil, and Malcolm Pierson. The book has keys identifying
Alabama's 306 native and 13 non-native freshwater fishes and a two-page
description of each fish. Illustrations are by Karl Scheidegger, and the
book includes color photographs of all fish except the Alabama cavefish.

"The Fishes of Alabama and the Mobile Basin is a monumental work that can be
enjoyed by aquatic resource scientists, anglers, or simply anyone with an
interest in Alabama's natural resources," said Riley Boykin Smith,
Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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Doug Darr, Aquatic Education Coordinator
Alabama's Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries
64 North Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-3020
Phone: 334-242-3884
Fax: 334-242-2061
ddarr@dcnr.state.al.us
http://www.dcnr.state.al.us/agfd/fishsec.html

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The link to the aquatic weeds article is the only editing I made to the original email I received.

Good luck and good fishin'

Kerry Grissett



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