Does the Stock Density of Stillwater Catch and Release Fisheries Affect the Growth Performance of Introduced Cultured Barbel?

This source preferred by Robert Britton

Authors: Taylor, A.A.L., Britton, J.R. and Cowx, I.G.

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118756151/abstract

Journal: Journal of Fish Biology

Volume: 65

Pages: 308-313

ISSN: 0022-1112

DOI: 10.1111/j.0022-1112.2004.00548.x

In comparison to barbel Barbus barbus in their natural, riverine environment, the growth performance of cultured barbel, following introduction into stillwater environments, was depressed when the extant stock density was above 500 kg ha−1 and common carp Cyprinus carpio were present.

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