Minnows (Phoxinus phoxinus)

Species

Distribution


Minnows (Phoxinus phoxinus)

Photo courtesy of Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust uk sportsbooks


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Impacts

Pathways

  • Translocated species native to England and Wales but not to Scotland.
  • In oligotrophic areas their introduction has been associated with a dramatic decline in trout numbers.
  • They compete with salmonids for food and space and prey on salmonid eggs and fry.
  • Use as livebait that are then discarded into waterbodies.

 

Management

Prevention

Do not introduce into the wild or transfer between waterbodies. Avoid use as livebait.

Physical Control

None

Chemical Control

None

Biological Control

None.

Links

Daisie Species Fact Sheet

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