Fisheries Western Australia
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.
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Bidyanus bidyanus, Silver perch, Aquaculture, Western Australia, Freshwater ecology, Introduced species, Transplantation.
Thorne, T, and Brayford, H G. (2000), The aquaculture of non-endemic species in Western Australia Silver perch (Bidyanus bidyanus). Fisheries Western Australia, Perth. Report No. 145.
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