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.

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

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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