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Interactions Between Fish and Birds: Implications For Management
by I.G. Cowx

Interactions Between Fish and Birds draws together contributions from all over the world to provide a fascinating insight into many case studies and conflicts in managed situations as well as looking at the overall ecology of such interactions in normal un-managed ecosystems.


Impact of birds on fisheries

  1. Bird-fisheries-interactions: the complexity of managing a system of predators and preys
  2. Key factor analysis to assess cormorant depredation on inland fisheries in the UK.
  3. The relationship between cormorant and fish populations at a fishery system in England: an overview
  4. A theoretical assessment of cormorant impact on the fish stocks in Great Britain
  5. Fish stocks, commercial fishing and cormorant predation in the Vistula Lagoon, Poland
  6. The impact of black cormorant on the eel fishery in the River Havel catchment area, Germany
  7. Do cormorants and fishermen compete for fish resources in the Väinameri (eastern Baltic) area?
  8. Interactions in the utilisation of small fish by piscivorous fish and birds, and by the fishery in IJsselmeer
  9. A quantitative assessment of the impact of goosander, Mergus merganser,on salmonid populations in two upland river systems in England and Wales

Bird, fish, habitat interactions

  1. Interaction between fish and colonial wading birds within reed beds of Lake Neusiedl, Austria
  2. Management of cyprinid fish populations as an important prey group for the endangered piscivorous bird, bittern, Botaurus stellaris
  3. On the feeding ecology of the pied kingfisher, Ceryle rudis at Lake Nokoué, Benin. Is there competition with fishermen?
  4. Seasonal and spatial variation in cormorant predation in a lowland floodplain river
  5. Assessing the interaction between cormorants and fisheries: the importance of fish community change
  6. Fish predation by great cormorants, Phalacrocorax carbo carboides, in the Gippsland Lakes, south-eastern Australia
  7. Changes in the piscivorous bird community at a Polish submontane reservoir between 1990 and 2000 in relation to water level
  8. The role of parasites in fish-bird interactions: a behavioural ecological perspective
  9. Will the explosion of Ligula intestinalis in Rastrineobola argentea lead to another shift in the fisheries of Lake Victoria?

Mitigation measures

  1. The potential use of fish refuges to reduce damage to inland fisheries by cormorants, Phalacrocorax carbo
  2. Pilot trials to assess the efficacy of fish refuges in reducing the impact of cormorants on inland fisheries
  3. Impact of cormorants on the Loch Leven trout fishery and the effectiveness of shooting as mitigation
  4. Enhancing stocks of European eels, Anguilla anguilla, to benefit bittern, Botaurus stellaris
  5. Experimental manipulation of great blue heron and belted kingfisher predation rates on stream fishes


  1. Managing a balance between double-crested cormorant numbers and warmwater fish abundance in the eastern basin of Lake Ontario, New York; preliminary insights from a management programme
  2. Management of the cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo, and endangered whitefish, Coregonus lavaretus, populations of Haweswater, UK
  3. Turnover in a wintering cormorant population: implications for management
  4. The impact of fisheries on water birds in Estonia: nature protection and socio-economic perspectives
  5. Managing the issues between fisheries and fish-eating birds: optimizing the use of shared resources


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