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Species succession and fishery exploitation in the Great Lakes

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Species succession and fishery exploitation in the Great Lakes; 1968; Article; Journal; Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada; Smith, Stanford H.

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The species composition of fish in the Great Lakes has undergone continual change since the earliest records. Some changes were caused by enrichment of the environment, but others primarily by an intensive and selective fishery for certain species. Major changes related to the fishery were less frequent before the late 1930's than in recent years and involved few species. Lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) were overexploited knowingly during the late 1800's because they interfered with fishing for preferred species; sturgeon were greatly reduced in all lakes by the early 1900's. Heavy exploitation accompanied sharp declines of lake herring (Leucichthys artedi) in Lake Erie during the 1920's and lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) [...]

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Stanford H. Smith
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NRC Research Press

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1139/f68-063
series unknown Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada

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