Bringing together recent advances in the research into the ecology and biology of brown and sea trouth, this book places them in their ecological setting and shows how an understanding of their biology and environment aids efficient management of both fish stocks and the surroundings. In particular, it concentrates on the management of the fish in natural flowing waters, and discusses issues such as how to determine an efficient feeding strategy and the influence of hatchery stocks upon wild populations. A detailed case study focusing on the French experience is of especial interest. Biology and Ecology of the Brown Sea Trout synthesizes the considerable body of research available and provides a significant tool for the better management and conservation of these important fish.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Aquaculture - Brown Sea Trout - HOL_0605 - Oceanography
Introduction.- Biology of the Brown Trout.- Habitat of the Brown Trout in Water Courses.- Feeding Strategies of Brown Trout in Running Waters.- Social Organisation and Territoriality in Juvenile Brown Trout During Development.- Principal Characteristics of the Biology of Trout in Lac Leman and Some of its Inflow Streams.- Sea Trout in Normandy and Picardy.- Genetic Diversity and Management of Natural Populations of Brown Trout.- The Management of Natural Populations of Brown Trout.- Conclusion: The biological basis of management for brown trout: putting the idea into practice.