Non-native fish dispersal as a contaminant of aquatic plant consignments – A case study from England

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Authors: Copp, G.H., Britton, J.R., Wesley, K.J. and Davison, P.I.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29646/

Journal: Management of Biological Invasions

Volume: 8

Issue: 3

Pages: 437-442

eISSN: 1989-8649

DOI: 10.3391/mbi.2017.8.3.17

© 2017 The Author(s) and 2017 REABIC. The introduction of non-native species as contaminants of aquatic plant consignments is poorly documented. This paper reports on the introduction of pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus, a North American sunfish, into an angling lake as a contaminant of native aquatic plants during their stocking to enhance the fishery. Growth and life-history data for the L. gibbosus specimens captured in the water body provided biological evidence (relatively rapid juvenile growth and early maturation) that supports the assumption that L. gibbosus was accidentally introduced as a contaminant of the aquatic plant consignment. This study highlights the importance of adhering to current guidelines on the movement of aquatic plants (e.g. Great Britain’s “Be Plant Wise” educational initiative), which aims to prevent unwanted transfer of aquatic organisms.

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Authors: Copp, G.H., Britton, J.R., Wesley, K.J. and Davison, P.I.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29646/

Journal: MANAGEMENT OF BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS

Volume: 8

Issue: 3

Pages: 437-442

ISSN: 1989-8649

DOI: 10.3391/mbi.2017.8.3.17

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