Saturday, November 15, 2008

BTRG and Fisheries Institute of Slovenia have started extensive genetic analysis of brown trout across Slovenia

Native populations of brown trout in Slovenia are seriously endangered by introduced trout originating from Atlantic hatchery-reared strains.

BTRG and Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia have started systematic screening of brown trout populations across Slovenia in order to assess the extent of “foreign blood” in native brown trout, to locate genetically pure populations and to promote an action plan for rehabilitation and preservation of native brown trout stocks.

The project is funded by the Slovenian Research Agency and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food in the amount of 100000 €, and is being performed in a co-operation with several local angling clubs and associations across Slovenia.

Sampled fish

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