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Eradication of alien crayfish populations

The results of a study into how to how best to protect the native white clawed crayfish populations by eradicating or controlling the introduced signal crayfish species in England and Wales.

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Eradication of Alien Crayfish Populations

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The unauthorised or accidental introduction of alien species of crayfish, especially signal crayfish, to stillwaters and watercourses poses a severe threat to the remaining English and Welsh populations of the native white-clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes), which are apparently lost as the alien species colonise.

Published 1 January 2001