Volume 4, #2-3, February-March 2018
Editor: Alan R. De Angelo
Greetings and Springtime Salutations!
In my neck of the woods, Springtime is not far behind when I hear the squawking of the Sand Hill Cranes migrating north again. Robins come too early some years, red-winged black birds are unreliable, too. The female red-wings actually arrived first which is odd. But the Sand Hills are the true barometers of the warming trend to come.
Not much is happening in the ACA right now, so I have little news to report. The BOT has sent out a survey of the members use and opinion of the CRC. It should have arrived in your Inbox recently. Please take the time to fill it out and return it. Thank you!
On the conservation front, we are still waiting to hear about the reestablishment of the PinStripe Damba (Paretroplus menarabo) into Lake Tseny in N-W Madagascar.
The Wild Caught video is nearing completion. I have received an e-mail recently from Don McConell, the videographer and he is getting things finished up. Interesting to note though, is that the Rio Negro is experiencing an unusual drought. Here are Don’s words:
I want to let you know about something really strange that is happening on the Rio Negro at the moment. There is drought during high-water rainy season!
Sao Gabriel is having water shortage problems and I just contacted people at Daracua and they tell me that their beach is the same height as extreme low water! This is sure to have some serious impact on piaba stocks next season.”
It will be interesting to follow this story as it unfolds. Google “Rio Negro drought” to find out more.
We are also waiting on a few more suggestions for future conservation projects to get involved with. I will fill you in on those as they evolve.
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Please check out the link to get more information about our annual convention that will be held in Houston this year. Indications are that a lot of CARES fish will be represented. As usual, all of our conventions are full of fish, friends and fun.
Plan to be there for the festivities.
That’s about it folks. I have been extremely busy these past few months but I am already planning my topic for the April newsletter. No, it will not be an April Fool’s joke, either. Stay tuned.
Be excellent to each other!
(with a little influence from Bill & Ted)
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