Trout as native and non-native species: A management paradox

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Native trout are threatened worldwide by introductions of non-native trout that in many cases are themselves threatened within their native range and historical habitats. This chapter focuses on this paradox and addresses how information gained to protect and restore a species in its native range can be used to suppress the same species outside its native range, where it may be invasive. We describe examples of three trout species, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, and Brook Trout, which are managed for the opposing goals of restoration versus suppression, in relation to their opposing roles as both native and non-native species in aquatic communities. We also attempt to develop insights into how this information might be used to accomplish both seemingly incompatible ends.

Additional publication details

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Trout as native and non-native species: A management paradox
Chapter 19
ISBN 9781934874547
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher American Fisheries Society
Contributing office(s) Great Lakes Science Center
Description 40 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Trout and Char of the World
First page 645
Last page 684
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