Fish Management

Fish Management

Fish Management

The management of a fish population can be critical in ensuring the health and welfare of the fish as well as water quality and habitat value of the water. Very few waters cope well with fish being overpopulated and this is detrimental to other wildlife, water quality and the fish themselves.

Fish management is to understand and manage a fish population to the highest standards considering the welfare of the fish, water quality and other wildlife using the habitat. This can often include population surveys, health testing, fish ageing and using this information to understand if the fish population is sustainable and appropriate to the size and quality of the water. This can often be adjusted by improving predator ratios or improving macrophyte populations or reducing small, stunted populations.