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Ecology of Still-Water Fisheries In Lincolnshire Part Two

( Click to read Ecology of Still-Water Fisheries In Lincolnshire Part One)

Ecologically, still-waters are depicted as standing ‘open’ water, a phrase that covers wetlands including fens, marshes and temporary flashes as well as inland water bodies such as lakes, ponds, meres and reservoirs. It is estimated that there are 3344 km2 of still-waters in Britain, of which 95% are smaller than 1 hectare (1 hectare (ha) is equal to 10 000 m2) in area, which means that there are at least 400 000 lakes, ponds and dams in the UK. It is also estimated that the number of still-waters has decreased by 35–75% over the past 100 years, although numbers are considered to have increased in recent years. The management of still-waters as ecologically important systems is therefore of high priority for the UK’s biodiversity and, as fisheries such as Lincolnshire Fisheries are often the main use of such waters, there will be a demand for fishery management skills that deal with the suitability of the environment to support fish such as carp for sale and tench for sale. It is thought that as many as 90% of the nation’s still-waters may be in private ownership and thus removed from the direct influence of conservation bodies, regulators and freshwater scientists, further emphasising the role of fishery managers. In addition, UK managers often manage fisheries on continental Europe, mainly for UK fishermen. There has been a growing trend for the recreational fisheries in England to be based in such still-waters, in particular those suppling coarse fish for sale. This has created a need for the systematic management of many ponds, dams, gravel pits and lakes to maintain good populations of fish and good-quality fisheries. At the same time, the management of such fisheries is becoming increasingly complex. It is no longer sufficient to keep a few tench for sale and carp for sale in a pond, as increasing regulation and demands for high - quality fishing experiences by the public force the manager to more stringent policies. Carrying this is the fact that still-water pond management is a business in many instances and must satisfy customers to make a profit by providing good - quality course fish for sale; fisheries in Lincolsnire can only achieve this by providing a proper environment and good - quality course fish for sale.

For more information about purchasing carp for sale and tench for sale, please visit Lincolnshire Fisheries.

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