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Proposed California Banned Species List

California considers adding more fish to banned species list.

Posted: April 2, 2008, 2:30 p.m. EST

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New fish were proposed to be added to the California banned species list

The California state Senate Natural Resources & Water Committee held a public hearing on Tuesday, March 25, to discuss legislation that would add to the banned species list.

The bill would repeal and amend the current list of species the state’s Fish and Game Commission uses to determine which types of animals might pose a threat to the state’s native wildlife or that raise an animal welfare concern.

If implemented, residents would be prohibited from possessing, transporting, releasing and importing a number of fish, including pike killifish and banded tetras. Jamie Reaser, PIJAC’s senior science and policy advisor, said the species on the list appear to have been chosen due to invasive species risks.

“They are not species common in the pet trade, and permits could be obtained for some species. They are more common in the biological supply and bait trades,” she said.

Under the proposal, animals on the list could be imported, transported, possessed or released only under a revocable, nontransferable permit.

Please click here to view a complete list of animals covered by the proposal.

Pay attention to the way the list is organized. For example, when looking at fish banned from the family Cichlidae, note that the ones banned are different types of tilapia.

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Carl    Livermore, CA

4/8/2012 1:53:47 PM

I did not see the banding of stupid laws, yes there are reasons to keep some plants and animal of of a state and then there are special interest laws.

Bill    Manchester, IA

10/8/2008 6:00:12 PM

Governor Pail said in a speech that someday we say remember when were free. This is just one of the many things, bills, that take away things that are children wiill never experience, Freedom!

Bill    Manhcester, IA

10/8/2008 5:53:21 PM

Govennor Palin said in a speech that someday soon we will say remember when we were free this kind of a bill is just another way to enslave us all one of many things our children will not be able to that we were able to do.

Ann    Southeast, MI

8/31/2008 1:31:59 PM

This dosent make sense! Some fish are neccesary for the ecosystem! And all the pets they banned from CA...its only going to come back and whack them in the face when they find out that all those pet owners leave the state and CA will lose profit! How are the benefiting from this anyway? It will only make people ticked off.

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