Research and analysis

Impact of stocked rainbow trout on resident salmonid populations: scoping study

A full literature review of the impact of rainbow trout on native sahnonid species has been carried out.


Impacted of Stocked Rainbow Trout on Resident Salmonid Populations Phase 1 Scoping Study

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


The literature review revealed that extensive introductions of the species have taken place throughout the world and that in sorre areas self-sustaining populations have been generated which have had severe impacts on native sahnonids. In Britain, although there are a number of instances of wild breeding only two examples of self- sustaining populations have been recorded.

Published 1 January 1997