Publication Date

10-2000

Series Number

No. 145

Publisher

Fisheries Western Australia

City

Perth

Abstract

The development of commercial aquaculture of a non-endemic species such as silver perch raises a number of important issues relating to translocation. These include the potential of the introduced species to: impact on genetic diversity; introduce disease; and impact on - the natural environment; and - the biodiversity of native species. This Management Paper has been drafted in liaison with the Department of Environmental Protection in accordance with the principles of rish assessment, taking into account the above issues. It is considered that the implementation of this policy will protect the natural environment and native fish species. It will also allow for the development of a silver perch industry and provide the first step towards self-regulation of that industry.

Number of Pages

17

Keywords

Bidyanus bidyanus, Silver perch, Aquaculture, Western Australia, Freshwater ecology, Introduced species, Transplantation.

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