Hatton-Ellis, Tristan (2005) Fish communities and fisheries in Wales's National Nature Reserves: a review. Freshwater Forum, 24, pp. 82-104.
Wales is important for fish conservation in Britain. In much of Wales, atchments are small (median catchment size = 121 km2 ) and frequently eparated by areas of upland (> 600 m altitude), creating a highly agmented habitat for freshwater fish. Consequently, fish communities onsist mainly of diadromous species such as trout, eel and sticklebacks hat were able to recolonise freshwaters via the sea following the retreat of he ice sheets ca. 10 000 years BP. This review aims to (i) update the former work of Lyle and Maitland, taking into account new National Nature Reserves (NNRs)and additional data collected since 1991; (ii) assess the different fish communities represented on Welsh NNRs with respect to their naturalness; (iii) examine the use of NNRs for angling; (iv) evaluate opportunities for expanding the NNR series to conserve fish populations of conservation importance. The paper provides a table of freshwater fish occurrence by water body in Wales.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||Fish communities and fisheries in Wales's National Nature Reserves: a review|
|Personal Creator/Author: |
|Journal or Publication Title: ||Freshwater Forum|
|Page Range: ||pp. 82-104|
|Issuing Agency: ||Freshwater Biological Association|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||Freshwater lakes; Environmental surveys; Freshwater fish; Inland fisheries; Inland water environment; Protected areas; Distribution records; Angling; Water authorities; Nature conservation; Wales|
|Item ID: ||4715|
|Depositing User: ||Hardy B Schwamm|
|Date Deposited: ||14 Jan 2011 14:30|
|Last Modified: ||29 Sep 2011 17:58|
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