Talk:Rough fish

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new article[edit]

I have been researching catfish in general, and noticed several state agengies, such as florida, use the term Rough Fish, which I grew up hearing. Since state parks and wildlife agencies use the term, I figured it needs to be here, so it can be properly wikilinked to fish that fit that description. I will add cites later. Pharmboy 01:59, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Catagory: Fish or Edible fish?[edit]

I understand the idea behind creating the catagory "edible fish" but it doesn't exist, and is rather against the idea of the article, as many people in many parts of the world consider them inedible. While a fish everyone agrees is edible would belong in that catagory, if it existed, these fish would not. These are the "weeds" of the fish world: a flower to some, a nuisance to others. I agree they need a catagory, but "edible fish" would be inappropriate, imo.

Not everyone agrees they are food, or a nuisance. The catagory should reflect this. Perhaps "rough fish" itself should be the catagory. Pharmboy 00:45, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

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Irrelevant Sections of Rough Fish Article[edit]

I don't think "Reasons for Overpopulation" is neutral, as the very existence of this section implies that all rough fish are overpopulated, which is patently untrue (blue sucker, robust redhorse, razorback sucker, and greater redhorse are examples with extremely limited and possibly declining populations). This section should be removed; perhaps the information could be added to the species pages of those individual species which have been proven to be overpopulated, but as a broad-brush statement about roughfish it is not only biased but completely false (Becker, George C., 1983) (Buffler and Dickson, 1990). In addition, many non-rough fish species are overpopulated, while the vast majority of rough fish species are not. Overpopulation is not unique to rough fishes, and has no relevance to this article. This section should be removed.

Likewise, Reservoir Damming is completely irrelevant to the topic of rough fish. It may be applicable to a few species of rough fish, but the vast majority of these fishes have no connection to reservoir damming. Indeed, instead of being helped by reservoir damming (as the section implies) many native rough fishes have been decimated or become locally extirpated by such practices (Becker, George C., 1983). This section should be removed.

Roughfish (talk) 03:30, 12 May 2010 (UTC)