Fish communities and fisheries in Wales's National Nature Reserves: a review

Hatton-Ellis, Tristan (2005) Fish communities and fisheries in Wales's National Nature Reserves: a review. Freshwater Forum, 24, pp. 82-104.

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Abstract

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:
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Hatton-Ellis, Tristan
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 24
Page Range: pp. 82-104
Date: 2005
ISSN: 0961-4664
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
Subjects: Fisheries
Limnology
Item ID: 4715
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2011 13:30
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:58
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4715

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