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Looking for Fish Skeleton

Hi Everyone !

Sorry to bother you, my name is Alice and I am an archaeologist working on indigenous methods of hunting and fishing. I am now working on an archaeological site North-east of Louisiana (Reno Brake). In order to understand how fish were caught and cooked I am working with the skeletons of modern fish (to identify the species, recognize what parts were eaten, etc.). Some of those fish are not of common consumption anymore (at least in the city where I am, in New Orleans), like the gar or the bowfin. Would any of you by any chance hance know of a fisherman (or maybe yourself ?) who would agree to give me the skeleton / sell me the whole fish ? That would be if enormous help, and anything helps :)

Here is the list of what I'd need :

Any Gar, especially Aligator Gar
(and also catfish, but those I can find more easily)

Again if you have anything on that list that you are willing to share/sell, it doesn't have to be fit for human consumption, I just need the bones ...
Thank you for your attention,
Take care,
Re: Looking for Fish Skeleton
You should contact WLF, they do surveys all the time and for research, I'm sure they would provide you a few fish.