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Does the stock density of stillwater catch and release fisheries affect the growth performance of introduced cultured barbel?

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Abstract:

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.

Keywords: barbel; growth; stillwater fisheries; stock enhancement

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0022-1112.2004.00548.x

Affiliations: 1: National Fisheries Technical Team, Environment Agency, Richard Fairclough House, Knutsford Road, Latchford, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 1HG, U.K., 2: National Fisheries Laboratory, Environment Agency, Bromholme Lane, Brampton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 4NE, U.K. and 3: The University of Hull International Fisheries Institute, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX, U.K.

Publication date: December 1, 2004

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