Role of fish species introduction in reservoir fisheries in China: Case study on icefish

There are around 86,000 reservoirs in China and most are used for fisheries production even though they were not built with this as their primary purpose. Fish species introduction has been a very important method of increasing fisheries production and economic output in China. A good example is the introduction of the icefish Neosalanx taihuensis into reservoirs and lakes in most areas of China. The present study aims to provide basic information on production, management strategies and biological characteristics in target reservoirs and lakes in China and guide introduction and management practices of the fish. The results may also provide technical references for other countries in Asia for the introduction of icefish.

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