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Fish (freshwater)

County Recorder: Phil Strachan (contact by mail only)

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Efforts were made to assess the status of the smaller, 'non-stocked' species such as Minnow, Bullhead, Sticklebacks Lampreys and Stone Loach. Although there was a good response from some individuals, contacts with Angling Clubs were disappointing with very few bothering to send in records. There are currently about 18000 records on the SBIS Database. In an effort to improve our knowledge of these fish SWT ran the Suffolk Tiddler Survey in 2002. A checklist of the main freshwater fish species in England and Wales can be found here The Environment Agency and some water companies collect data on fish stocks in the major river systems.

Major Publications

The Fishes of Suffolk. D.W. Collings (1932 TSNS 2: 104)

Other papers from Suffolk Natural History

Brook lamprey found in Suffolk. E. Parsons (1992) Open
Anglers are naturalists. R.B. Rickards (1991) Open
Wildlife conservation and angling – conflict or integration. P.S. Maitland (1991) Open
The fish of the River Stour, Suffolk. C.R. Kennedy, R. Burrough, C. Aves & J. Landsberg (1975) Open
Mapping the Distribution of Freshwater Fish in the British Isles. P.S. Maitland (1970) Open
On the Distribution of Trout in Suffolk, with Observations respecting its Economy. H. Andrews (1933) Open

For images of Suffolk Priority species see our Pinterest Board

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