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

Authors

  • A. A. L. Taylor,

    Corresponding author
    1. National Fisheries Technical Team, Environment Agency, Richard Fairclough House, Knutsford Road, Latchford, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 1HG, U.K.,
      †Tel.: +44 (0) 1925 653999; fax: +44 (0) 1925 415961; email: ayesha.taylor@environment-agency.gov.uk
    Search for more papers by this author
  • J. R. Britton,

    1. National Fisheries Laboratory, Environment Agency, Bromholme Lane, Brampton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 4NE, U.K. and
    Search for more papers by this author
  • I. G. Cowx

    1. The University of Hull International Fisheries Institute, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX, U.K.
    Search for more papers by this author

†Tel.: +44 (0) 1925 653999; fax: +44 (0) 1925 415961; email: ayesha.taylor@environment-agency.gov.uk

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.

Ancillary