First fish ever removed from the Endangered Species List!

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Corey
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First fish ever removed from the Endangered Species List!
<p>It&#39;s cool to see some progress in recovering our native fish species. The Oregon Chub has been formally de-listed. Granted, it&#39;s a small minnow, but the fact that this fish was reduced to under a thousand left - and now returned to a robust population over a hundred thousand - shows that not only is it possible to reverse the destruction of native non-game fishes, but also that public attitudes are changing. At least in Oregon.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Next in line is Oregon&#39;s Modoc sucker, which would, if de-listed, be the first time a truly fishable species came back from the brink to become a target for anglers - and if that happens, I think it would be great to publicize and celebrate that restoration here.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Here&#39;s the press release for the Oregon Chub:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2> <a href="http://www.fws.gov/pacific/news/news.cfm?id=2144375359">Endangered Species Act Scores Another Success as Oregon Chub Becomes First Fish Delisted Due to Recovery</a></h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Eli
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It's uplifting for sure, Core

It's uplifting for sure, Corey.

Oregon is a pretty progressive place where people are more likely to care about something like this. I don't see the obese golfers of Arizona giving a rat's ass about razorback suckers, but I hope I'm wrong. 

Eli