> moronic fisherfolk following antiquated "Acclimatisation
> Society" paths, are royally stuffing things further up even today?
Absolutely. Much of it is in the name of humanity. I know folks who've
been recently collecting killies in Gabon (west Africa) who have come
across folks ponding up streams and introducing tilapia so the natives
have food. I wonder what they ate for the thousands of years before
> Who is this David Coates? The name is familiar. He seriously advocates
> spreading Tilapia through PNG? Maybe my brain is addled through too much
> homebrew, but I can't concieve of anyone wanting to do this in real life.
Perhaps not through all of PNG, but certainly the Sepik-Ramu.
Take a look at the following;
Fish ecology and management of the Sepik-Ramu, New Guinea, a large
contemporary tropical river basin. Environmental Biology of Fishes.
1993. 38: 345-368.
His address given in the paper is Fisheries Department, Food and
Agriculture Organisation, c/o United Nations Development Program. FAO
and UN pays his bills basically.