Posted 14 January 2008 - 05:30 PM
I talk to Bob quite often, I am sure if there is some one who would like to take it over. He would be more than willing to let them. I am not sure if it, the BAP program is really broken or not working. When it was first started there was a lot of activity at first, but then it slowed down. I think this is just the nature of the beast. The form we have has allot of info to fill out, so as we can get as much info about how the fish was breed as possible. That is great and I think that is a great idea. But it may scare others away form filling it out. I believe that was what Philip was trying to over come with his version of the BAP form. But I am not sure that is a good thing either.
As far as awards I believe the certificates we were giving out were fine, I don't think giving a monetary award is warranted. This is not a Bap program like there would be in a local club, were you would bring fish in so others could see that you breed them. So we have no way to prove that some one has breed the fish they said other than them filling out the form and writing a article for the AC.
I believe there may be a lot of people and members who have breed or our breeding native fish, but for what ever reason do not fill out the forms, but if asked would readily tell you what they are doing or have done to breed the fish (my self included). I have breed over 30 native fish (not allot) but have never filled out the forms, even though I have told Bob I will, Why? life! things just get in the way( work,children,house work, taking care of the fish I am breeding, checking e-mail, and now looking at the forum,) and many more things that could be mention.
So I am not sure how it could be fixed. The NFC had the same problem (lack of participation) before they got rid of there BAP program, when the were still active.
Maybe we need just a list of members who are actively breeding fish or have in the past, and what they have breed or are breeding. So that when someone asks how to do it we could let them contact that person directly. I know that is what the program was set up to do so that those people would only have to say it one time.
Leo S. Long