Friday, July 02, 2004
Following repeated discoveries of northern snakeheads (Channa argus) in Maryland waterways, that state's Department of Natural Resources introduced a draft regulation this week that make owning the fish illegal. As reported in the Virginian-Pilot, the DNR is painting with a broad brush, proposing to ban 29 different species of snakehead. The Maryland Association of Pet Industries points out that few people own northern snakeheads, and many of the listed species require tropical conditions for survival.
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