FOSAF NEWS - The status of Trout in SA

“Trout … are well established in the upper reaches of many South African river systems.  An important recreational angling industry has developed around the two trout species, which also provides healthy recreation for a large number of people.  Trout farming is also well established in South Africa and has the highest yield of any one species in the aquaculture industry (Safriel & Bruton, 1984).  Clearly trout have a permanent place in the economy and ecology of South Africa.  We must not, however, lose sight of the fact that they are alien fishes, and that it is our unique and primary responsibility to safeguard the future of our own indigenous fishes.” quotation by de Moor & Bruton (1968)

The above statement is endorsed by FOSAF

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