The Windermere perch and pike project: an historical review

Le Cren, David (2001) The Windermere perch and pike project: an historical review. Freshwater Forum, 15, pp. 3-34.

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This paper is an attempt to set the background, provide a brief history, review some of the Windermere perch and pike project's scientific achievements, note current developments and hopes for the future, and comment on some aspects of such long-term projects. The project was originally started in 1939 in order to provide fish in freshwater lakes which might be harvested to enhance the supplies of food in a country subject to blockade. Pike traps and gill-netting were trialed as fishing methods. Catch statistics are available from 1939 which can be used to study population dynamics or for modelling purposes. The author provides an overview of changes in the population dynamics of perch and pike but covers briefly other species like arctic charr and brown trout. Also covered are several aspects of the basic biology and ecology of the principal species involved.

Item Type: Article
Title: The Windermere perch and pike project: an historical review
Personal Creator/Author:
Le Cren, David
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 15
Page Range: pp. 3-34
Date: 2001
ISSN: 0961-4664
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Modelling; Catch statistics; Freshwater fish; Historical account; England; Lake Windermere; Perca fluviatilis; Esox lucius; Salmo trutta; Salvelinus alpinus
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 4631
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2010 18:11
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:10

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