European perch

thebiggerthebetter

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Welcome the the MFK!

I vaguely recall reading somewhere that the european perch is a regulated fish in the US. Perhaps not in every state, IDK. I'd think it is worth reading up on this.

The answer to this question may help your search for a vendor. I, for one, have never ever seen it offered for sale.
 

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Pretty positive they just put em on the lacey act/federal ban list back in 2016... shame haha... far superior to our american yellows. they grow alot larger.

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yup...federally banned in 2016... may still be legal on a state by state basis, no sales or transport across state borders and no imports after 2016.
 
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esoxlucius

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They'll be classed as invasive because they're extremely predatory. I'm from the uk and the European perch is my favorite fish. I'll have a cold water set up with them in before my fishkeeping days are over. As mentioned, the yellowfin perch is a good alternative for you, maybe better really because the European can get quite big.

I feel for you really because you've obviously got fantastic taste in fish, shame about your by laws:cry:
 
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In my childhood in the early 1980-ies, one of my friends caught a 2-foot european perch in the Dnieper river. We have kept it alive on a string in the river for a long time for everyone to come see.
 

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It's a big pity, here in the UK I can no longer buy channel catfish. As far as perch go we got loads of them in our local cannal
 
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