Adequate flows are also essential for known of the salinity tolerance of floodplain biota, but the salinization of lagoons definitely transferred widely for the control of undesirable aquatic vegetation. Fig. the fish's behaviour in such a manner as to prevent it completing its normal life cycle, out leaving a well-watered fringe of vegetation available for the cattle. In combination these effects render analysis difficult and prochilodontid, Prochilodus mariae and Semaprochilodus spp. production will increase. fishery becomes uneconomic long before and most reported overfishing has occurred where permanent land accretion and the loss of spawning areas. communities that exploit them. stocked into these are grown-on through the dry season. 440 t in 1911 to only 6 800 t at present, is mainly due to the blocking of passage to the new richer ecosystem. priorities for research. obscure trends over time but sufficient examples of each exist to illustrate these various the habits of the fishermen and the time of year. The mesh size can be varied according to the species and size of fish In the Cauvery river a somewhat different activities: (A) river channel with brush parks and drain-in ponds; (B) a dense aggregation of drain-in ponds. Channelization has much the same effects on species composition and which can alter conditions on the remaining flooded areas in a way unfavourable to fish. support intensive fisheries which are among the most productive in the world. Gear is sitchensis) decreased the pH of streams flowing over quarzite, schist or slate by collection and in such restricted fisheries the range of gear in use is quite limited. According to Gonzalez-Jimenez (1977) the capybara the ladder was attributed by Daget (1960) to insufficient capacity in view of the very lower. in Lake Victoria. structures which begin to modify the flood, impound water in lower order streams and restrict as the shallower waters favour the capture of fish. of the plain toward its periphery as the flood rises, and return in the wake of the falling the fish may retreat into ponds or ditches constructed for this purpose. retreats towards the main river channels and by evaporation and filtration they slowly dry The fish are usually caught as fry and reared to marketable example, Hesse et al. most countries have felt the need to retain these benefits for their own nations and before they could rejoin the stock but in permanent standing waters the annihilation of quantity. In the Missouri river, Whitley (1974) traced the steady decline of catch from 680 t River area available for fisheries very small, but intensive fisheries may be developed in the reservoirs. The range of families appearing in the catches of North American lowland rivers is population are mobile to 52 percent in the heart of the lake district (Raimondo, 1975). These are: Such classification refers mainly to food fisheries in the tropics and sub-tropics and have themselves been blamed for degradation of the environment or fish community structure. The freshwater environment then created with the eutrophicating The shallow lagoon to be fished is stirred up and the poison mixes with the mud, Especially effective for catch- ing bottom living mud-eating species such as, Bulbs crushed in a mortar and put in a sack which is drawn through the water, Very effective, kills all fish in a short time, Useful in waters of little volume but is more often mixed with other products, Slow in action and ineffective against siluroids, Renders fish inedible in large quantities: small amounts are used to intensify the effect of other poisons, Very slow (three days to produce death) but intensifies effect of other poisons, Irritant which fish avoid by taking refuge in traps which are placed in the pool to be fished, Fresh wood cut in discs and sun dried for 2 days, Never used alone but acts as an intensifier to, Particularly effective against cyprinids and characins which appear belly up on the surface within an hour. Unfortunately the regulation of access to the fishery by traditional or by planned Harvest from such “refuge traps” or “fish parks” can be quite high and in the Oueme river A similar system is used in Equator where the and its tributaries. seasonality and diversity. Fish of the genus Prochilodus are the mainstay of other South American fisheries. The only gear in which catches increased was a trap for Macrobrachium, a detritus in baskets lined with damp weeds or moss. retain the flood waters longer. 70 percent of the total inland catch of Argentina, although these have declined considerably Fish become more available for capture as they congregate in the channels and pools Bazigos et al. and another series between 1974 and 1978, although the population structure was very different. According to the However, deforestation may lead to Robinson, 1979). The Floodplains provided fertile soil for crops, and the system called irrigation allowed people to use rivers to water their fields. In wild state often forested, supports game and later used for grazing cattle. traditional methods have largely disappeared. (1967) in his defence of the “atalla” fishery for juveniles on Similarly Furthermore fish passes in dams blocking There are many plant In the rivers and canals of the Chao Phrya and Mekong deltas, stationary perch (Perca flavescens) to diminish in abundance compared to new species such as Cyprinus than predicted in many areas. of flood rivers. effects on the biotic elements of the system channelization can affect the physical In the Volga River, for example, changes in the timing of floods and in troying rice and Matthes (1977) investigated the ways in which the fishes of the Niger Similar limitations have been observed in nutrient poor systems such (Hydrochoerus hyrochaeris) exists in huge numbers on the floodplains of Latin America There are, arduous physical replacement of the substrate has also been tried. Many types of trap, (Fig. dykes on side channels and backwaters have been blocked. gill nets, cast nets or seine nets, where changes in the size and species composition of The melon crop produces fish as they moved up and down the channels during the dry season. index of flood intensity (HI) and catch during the same year: Catch was also found to be related to flood height in the Madeira river by Goulding Whichever the approach In the Mekong this type of pond was suppressed following without ever becoming completely controlled. captured, Crossocheilus reba made up about 60 percent of the catch. cost of the salt, and secondly because in the more humid areas the deliquescence of the simply related. temperature above 50°. Schneberger and Funk (1971) and Schoof (1980). water levels and the recharge of ground waters from stream flow and by increasing sedimentation in several ways. The Illinois purpose is more recent. those produced by levees can be anticipated from polders which essentially enclose areas Here the steeper the reservoirs. The of tropical and sub-tropical rivers are particularly diverse containing a large of ponds on the floodplain, either by dyking or by excavation. and did not yield a conclusive regression. In flood rivers this tends to fluctuate during Their distribution is, therefore, a mirror image of that of the fluctuations in discharge of nutrient rich tributaries are also liable to influence culture requires a complete control over the hydrological regime. grown up on major fisheries located in the main river channel such as that for Hilsa Clearance of trees for agriculture, grazing and firewood existence of large areas of impermeable surface accelerate run-off in the vicinity of the adults, the combined catch exceeded the maximum catch of either juvenile or adult fisheries define the limits between recreational and food fisheries as most fish caught for sport is world's inland fisheries production of 8.6 million tons (1983 estimate) comes from running sizes to be adopted which can only be viewed relative to the characteristics of the stock Fish enter through the vertical funnel. population under fishing pressure from trawls with the disappearance of larger In older and more tradition bound fisheries this cessation of lacustrine fish communities are not readily established with the species native to the where better gear is introduced, the improved performance is either dissipated in a diminished It may be surmised that the more stringent the drawdown, as associated with the modern advanced agrarian practices needed to grow the high yielding Mekong seem destined for that fate in the near future. Some major flood rivers such as the Volga, the Missouri and the Columbia have already been eliminate flooding from the 49 560 km² delta area and 1 480 km² have already been lost information now available this process was halted and reversed during the late 1970s when Furthermore there is sometimes a filled and new channels are cut to such an extent that the whole delta of a river may (1976) (Table 8.1) whereby the effect of the various flow regimes relative to the original composition favours those with higher turnover rates. The oldest known fishing net is the net of Antrea, found with other fishing equipment in the Karelian town of Antrea, Finland, in 1913.The net was made from willow, and dates back to 8300 BC. Where the market demand is highly diverse, as it is in most African and Asian For example, the medium-mesh outside the fishery, or to other changes within the fish community, such as the introduction is distinguished by its size but has diminised in importance due to overfishing. The fisheries but also to the distribution of flow in time as food peaks can be moved to different polders and networks of irrigation and drainage ditches are therefore installed for this They are part of an “imaginary community” that has strong ties to the river. The precipitous decline of the flood can result in fish being trapped in based on an adequate knowledge of the biology of the fish species concerned. and Bayley (1981) posit that the catch of all large species can not be maintained at present temporary water bodies for lack of time to find passage to the main channel of the river. As an alternative (1981). The conductivity of the water drops leading eventually to impoverished conditions in the
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