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Ex situ and in situ approaches, including assisted reproduction, for the conservation of native species of charr (Salmonidae) and whitefish (Coregonidae) in Scotland

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Measures to conserve threatened populations of three species of fish in Scotland, Arctic charr Salvelinus alpinus (L.), Powan Coregonus lavaretus (L.) and Vendace Coregonus albula (L.), are described. The methods employed include in situ research, management and legislation, and successful ex situ translocation to new refuge sites.

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