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Ireland's Most Threatened and Rare Freshwater Fish: an International Perspective on Fish Conservation

Ireland's Most Threatened and Rare Freshwater Fish: an International Perspective on Fish... Ireland's native fish fauna, like that of much of the rest of Europe, is declining. It is likely that some of the unique elements of Ireland’s fish communities will become extinct in the next few decades unless urgent action is taken soon. This paper reviews the relevant international conventions and legislation related to fish conservation as well as Ireland’s obligations to meet these. Several management options are available, including further legislation, habitat management, translocation, captive breeding and cryopreservation. The present activity in Great Britain in relation to the preparation of Biodiversity Action Plans and other statements of intent is commendable, but what is really needed is prompt practical action in the field if many of these unique wildlife resources are not to be lost. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Royal Irish Academy

Ireland's Most Threatened and Rare Freshwater Fish: an International Perspective on Fish Conservation

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Publisher
Royal Irish Academy
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 RIA
ISSN
0791-7945
eISSN
2009-003X
DOI
10.3318/BIOE.2004.104.3.5
Publisher site
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Abstract

Ireland's native fish fauna, like that of much of the rest of Europe, is declining. It is likely that some of the unique elements of Ireland’s fish communities will become extinct in the next few decades unless urgent action is taken soon. This paper reviews the relevant international conventions and legislation related to fish conservation as well as Ireland’s obligations to meet these. Several management options are available, including further legislation, habitat management, translocation, captive breeding and cryopreservation. The present activity in Great Britain in relation to the preparation of Biodiversity Action Plans and other statements of intent is commendable, but what is really needed is prompt practical action in the field if many of these unique wildlife resources are not to be lost.

Journal

Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish AcademyRoyal Irish Academy

Published: Sep 1, 2004

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