And I'm sure that you have created your very own "Sea Kitten" at the PETA website, Erica.
For the past 300,000 years there have only been two species of paddlefish. The American Paddlefish is doing quite nicely in 22 states. The fisheries in Montana, Oklahoma and Missouri continue to break records for fish caught each season. In states where paddlefish are not as plentiful, aggressive stocking programs are underway. We donate 500,000 fish a year to Pennsylvania alone.
Please confine your comments to things you know about. Ignorance does not become you.
Please don't attempt to fish them. There are only two paddlefish species left, and they don't need you messing with them and sticking hooks in their mouths. American paddlefish are ranked "vulnerable" on the IUCN list. The Chinese paddlefish are probably extinct.
Leave the poor paddlefish alone.