NatureScot Commissioned Report 513: Guidelines for stocking of fish within designated natural heritage sites
Stocking of fish is a common practice throughout the UK, aimed at supporting wild populations and/or enhancing stocks for angler activities. There are concerns, however, that stocking may cause undue risks to the ecological functioning of water bodies, potentially leading to a loss of biodiversity and altered ecological status.
The objective of this project was to undertake a hazard analysis and develop an advice support tool for NatureScot to respond to consultations on fish stocking applications.
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