Hicks, B. J., Brijs, J., Daniel, A. J., Morgan, D. K. J., & Ling, N. (2015). Biomass estimation of invasive fish. In K. J. Collier & N. P. J. Grainger (Eds.), New Zealand Invasive Fish Management Handbook (pp. 116–122). Hamilton, New Zealand: Lake Ecosystem Restoration New Zealand (LERNZ) & Department of Conservation.
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Invasive fish have a variety of effects on indigenous fish communities and freshwater ecosystems generally, and the magnitude of these effects is partly dependent on invasive fish biomass. For example, a koi carp biomass of 120–130 kg/ha was sufficient to depress macroinvertebrate and plant biomass, and to elevate chlorophyll a concentrations (Haas et al. 2007; Bajer et al. 2009; Hicks et al. 2011). The purpose of this section is to provide (i) estimates of the relative biomasses of invasive fish that have been established by boat electrofishing in a range of lake and riverine habitats in the North Island; and (ii) some estimates of absolute biomass derived from mark-recapture studies in shallow lakes. Collectively, these data provide a basis for future comparisons of invasive fish monitoring information in a region where coarse fish have proliferated.
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