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Britain's Game Fishes provides an in-depth natural history of each native salmonid species in the British Isles: Atlantic salmon, brown trout / sea trout, Arctic charr, grayling and whitefishes, along with the familiar alien species, the rainbow trout.
In the second section of Britain's Game Fishes: Celebration and Conservation of Salmonids, Everard and Knight detail the pressures these fish face from human activities such as changes in land use, agriculture, housing needs, and their concomitant pollution effects, as well as water abstraction, habitat destruction and climate change. The authors examine the cost to salmonid species of high-seas fisheries, coastal and estuarine netting, angling and fish farming.
Highlighting the importance of fishes of the salmon family for the wellbeing of society, both as food and recreation, Britain's Game Fishes: Celebration and Conservation of Salmonids shows their critical importance as 'ambassadors of the wild' – iconic indicators of the health of the environment.
Part 1 The native game fishes of the British Isles
1 A natural history of Britain’s game fishes
2 The Atlantic salmon and its amazing life-cycle
3 Brown trout or sea trout
4 The Arctic charr
5 The grayling
6 The whitefishes
7 Rainbow trout: the familiar alien
8 Realising the value of the British game fishes
Part 2 British game fishes under pressure
9 The making and breaking of the modern world
10 A brief unnatural history of the British game fishes
11 Net results
12 Muddying the waters
13 Down on the farm
14 Salmonids under pressure
Part 3 Game fishes for the future
15 Sea change
16 Changing rules
17 Changing values
18 We the people
19 Game fishes for tomorrow
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