Desert pupfishes: reflections on reality, desirability, and conscience

  title={Desert pupfishes: reflections on reality, desirability, and conscience},
  author={Edwin P. Pister},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
As one whose occupation as a fishery biologist has involved pursuits ranging from ocean salmon and golden trout, through massive reservoir trout fisheries, to the biology and preservation of the hardy pupfishes of the southwestern deserts, I often ask myself if I have ever done anything really important. Of course the answer depends upon the philosophy and orientation of the person involved: Important relative to what? A response from my superiors in the Department of Fish and Game would differ… CONTINUE READING


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