BIO/BayBIO/BIOCOMM

RE: Decision not to exempt transgenic ornamental fish from the resticted species list in Section 671, Title 14 California Code of Regulations

Dear Mr. Flores:

On behalf of BayBIO, BIOCOM and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), we would like to express concern abou thte Commission's recent decision not to exempt a transgenic ornamental fish from the restricted species list in Section 671, Title 14. We respectfully request that the California Fish and Game Commission consider the following rationale in rethinking its decision: