Resource fishes of Lake Baikal what we lost during 200 years of their use
AbstractThe ichthyofauna of Lake Baikal consists of 58 species: 54 native and 4 introduced. 22 species, about 38%, belong to resource fishes that are used for economic activity in Lake Baikal. Resource species can be divided into 3 categories: 1) commercial species - 10 species; 2) limited fishing, or by-catch - 3-4 species; 3) economically insignificant value - 9 species. A retrospective analysis of 200-year old history shows the replacement of salmonid fish by cyprinids as the primary target of resource fishing.
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