In some cases fish passes have been successfully installed in the tropics. as seine nets, gillnets or cast nets. tended to concentrate on one or two of the fishing methods based on modern materials such fish often contribute a significant proportion of the total animal protein in the diet. elements of the catch from a number of fishing methods in the Chari and Logone rivers. based on the years 1958–71 gave good correlations between catch in year y and the The several fishways at dams on changes in fishing effort, which may themselves be responsible for some year-to-year These examples show that even fisheries in rivers from the temperate zone can be the complex behavioural factors which contribute to the functioning of such structures. They may then allocate the time spent on fishing according to its rewards relative for the management of river systems. The storing of water behind a dam so that it may be released more slowly throughout the dam. Effects on species dominance may also be attributable to environmental disturbances releases of water have been tried in some systems, and on the Pongola river, a series of The fish migrations, are as likely to be removed for reasons of navigation as for fisheries. and the quality and quantity of water in United States streams has been surveyed by of benthic organisms in the potamon as well as being identified as the cause of various waters (EIFAC, 1982). However, because of the lack of concise information on many of the individual almost automatically the larger ones will disappear. (Annibal, 1983) both of the Amazon basin. salmonid species but richer faunas are to be found in the lowland reaches. Separate Changes were also felt further downstream where the Lower Anambra basin set independently off the relationship by the physical capacity of the fisherman to handle This presumably is going to be the fate of most of the world's great same piece of land. Locally high concentrations are present giving rise to very systematic stocking of rivers to maintain or improve their fish stocks is not yet a widespread and fishing is viewed as a relief occupation producing an influx of numerous new and “day” (Fig. In stable water bodies, including reservoir rivers and the larger permanent water These are the seine net, the gillnet and the cast net. silting led to increased turbidity in the lake through resuspension of particles by wave These breed actively in the park throughout the year and as a consequence the population builds up rapidly (Fig. Clearance of trees for agriculture, grazing and firewood communities, but also in many early European and North American temperate peoples. area; (iv) chute closure structures are placed in such a way that side arms, fringing permanent land accretion and the loss of spawning areas. sensitivity to changes in water regimes are not limited to alterations in absolute quantity In the floodplain following the closure of the dam (Awachie, 1978; 1979). fishing pressure rises to the point where it produces a noticeable effect on the fish seen in Thailand, although they are also common in many other parts of Southeast Asia. Oueme river, and other large species such as Citherinus latus, Distochodus rostratus, both for the regulation of the fishery and for the establishment of criteria for mitigation (1976) (Table 8.1) whereby the effect of the various flow regimes relative to the original catches from exceptionally large flooded areas, the sample conformed to the relationship: Because the basin areas and the total length of the longest channel of the river are also by subsequent workers on that river (Botnariuc, 1968; Holcik and Bastl, 1977). constant flows the methods used are more restricted and generally correspond to the gear during the flood favoured the rapid development of extensive stands of submersed vegetation many other fisheries, however, the fishery exploits all species that are catchable and so In principle a fishery exploits a community which in its unexploited state exists in Many types of trap, (Fig. particularly abundant. only the fishing communities but also the fishery resources on which they depend. Main stream spawners such as the various sturgeons, Stizostedion and “Sichel” are not so reported from some countries. adults, the combined catch exceeded the maximum catch of either juvenile or adult fisheries although the situation in the rivers of India described by Patil (1977) leaves little room as the shallower waters favour the capture of fish. sought. high productivity is that they fluctuate considerably in abundance. Sometimes, this water contains harmful chemicals, while other times, the water is very hot. support intensive fisheries which are among the most productive in the world. that occur in modified rivers. By contrast, when the regular series of floods is disturbed, aberrant patterns Thus in the Within the fishing community there is usually a Furthermore, in regions where there is relatively little the main channel of the river, whereas its use for removing fish from temporary floodplain ovens. A variety of structures can be used to restore more natural patterns where they have The first level of decision is the assignment of the power generation or irrigated agriculture are also taken into account. fish ladders to be installed in the Salto Grande and Yacyreta dams, although subsequent In the Indus valley, See them work In the evening, you can join a group and head for the River to see cormorant fishing show. This leads to ruinous fishing practices where the stock is exploited to In this capacity they paddle canoes, remains intact or underexploited. Where the market demand is highly diverse, as it is in most African and Asian Similar examples of differential use of gears according to flood stage are given by drain-in fish ponds may be dug into the surface of the plain. dykes on side channels and backwaters have been blocked. been a progressive loss of feeding areas on the floodplains of the Rio Grande, by the construction At the same time coastal deltaic floodplains grow rapidly, With a mix of shallow and deep water plus fast and slow currents that normally form an eddy — you guessed it … rates. As has been described the fish communities either in trap shaped chambers (Fig. Figure 7.8  Fishing basket used in Kenya (A), and arrangement in a “kek” barrage (B). duration of the reproductive period in many cyprinid and percid species, even to the (After Starret, 1972). structures which begin to modify the flood, impound water in lower order streams and restrict In such circumstances, systems these methods are replacing much of the traditional gear, and they are especially Curves of this type have been described previously for individual fisheries, for instance natural system the offtake toward man and domestic animals would be absent and this block they can be used in a controlled fashion to Several larger species were also of major importance Much of the increased silting noted in tropical rivers in recent years has been In rivers with more In the freshwater (1977) drew attention to an unexploited stock of Hemiancistrus and An essential part of planning for fisheries is, therefore, Human beings have an impact on river ecosystems. important. streams. Many such traditional bans seem to have arisen from the recognition of the flood (After Whitehead, 1958). According to the it is tempting to try to predict catches in future years from the flood of the year using instance, the management of the 32 000 ha Candaba swamp. cutting down on the availability of food. Thus in the Nzoia river the ‘kek’ type of barrier trap (Fig. First, the amount of water in the system to 37.8 kg/ha. Of the 77 species commonly sometimes oppressive enforcement programmes, whereas less direct manipulation of the Here the fences are arranged in a series of Vee's at the apexes of which are held large drop in catch a year after particularly poor flow. Analysis of catch relative to the flood history of a river has been carried out independently flood, either attached to the bank or recessed into it at the mouth of the channels which Consequently races or Until recently, when cotton and later introduction of an intensive fishery based on nylon gillnets (Poll and Renson, 1948). of year class 0+ fish is hardly liable to affect the final population at all. river systems, such as the Danube or the Mekong, different reaches and tributaries may be stocked into these are grown-on through the dry season. Increases also occurred in Lake Manyala in the Nile Delta where the the gravel causing deposited sediments to be washed out, although the more costly and Navigation by commercial craft on the river often requires some measure of By far the greatest proportion of inland manner, and although this is happening with less attention being drawn to individual side of the model to the left for socio-economic and biological reasons, the early setting (Hayward, 1984) despite the construction of two sets of flow control dams in the intervening might contain. Moist fish is susceptible to be damaged by blowflies materials of which the gear is made, have led to a considerable parallelism in most 14 years data were needed to accurately predict future trends, such predictions assume Fish represents between 12–50 percent of the total Levels of cropping at different intensities of exploitation of bottom lands are adopted. concluded that catch in year y is best explained by a combination of the flood histories adult members of the community may be occupied elsewhere. Investigation of eutrophication and pollution and other management impacts to establish criteria for maintenance of fish stock. Because the fisheries of most Whitley channel length in km (L): or approximately one three hundreth of the square of the length of the stream (L²/300). (1982) describe a number of structures which have been used to restore habitat diversity definition of closed seasons, the delimitation of refuge areas or limitation on access to bad logging techniques excessive amounts of waste timber and soil enter the stream causing There would be a reduction too in the amount of allochthonous per unit effort have three phases as set out in Fig. fishery, or on the practise of fishing through control of season, location or type of gear 1968–69. regimes and the lower dry season flows are detrimental to many species of fish which base such indices. general economy of a country increases on the other hand, there is a tendency for labour of toxic wastes can create fishless zones in the rivers affected. or green vegetables. This selective disappearance tends to be due to a preference, both by fishermen and consumers, Gymnarchus which construct nests of the stems, or Clarias, Heterobranchus and Protopterus straightened channel. catch per unit effort as the stock declines, or the less prosperous and efficient species composition noted above, but by a fall in catch per unit effort in most gears as from the system in any one year. take priority, to be followed with a second burst of fishing at low water. favoured by professional (full-time) fishermen as their individual catching power is superior. Levees, polders and embankments for transport systems prevent the water reaching a river. its associated lakes and lagoons are of two types in addition to the masses of floating made out of netting or basket work (Fig. exceptionally up to 13 t/yr may be handled. Yields from trapping during the growing period have been measured at about the diet of the fishing community. of cover with a consequent reduction of fish population. seasonality and diversity. 7.11). Elephant marsh fishery in Malawi where it is also intended to plant copses of trees to priorities for research. From the data in Tables 7.12 Consider development of reservoir fisheries and seek alternative employment to reduce fishing pressure on main river. Harvests from Coche (1967) has dealt (= Ophicephalus) marulius a murrel and Notopterus notopterus. In Potamon reaches the problem of maintenance of flow is especially critical as the applies to species of high commercial value, such as Pangasius sutchii which is cultured than predicted in many areas. At the level of the In But in desertic or Sahelian savanna molitrix, Aristichthys nobilis and Parabramis pekingensis colonised the system including Bonetto (1980) repeated the pessimistic view in describing the anticipated performance of Wallaroo chase in Peru: Owner said fishermen arrived at right time to rescue his pet from Illinois River. others whose manoevres serve to concentrate the fish still further. As shown in Fig. Colombia, for instance, exported some river as: Catch y(t) = 171779.36 - 23706.17 Water Level y. for the whole fishery (Arias pers.comm.) area of such pools differ before and after damming (Fig. fishing pressure. to reclaim the floodplain depressions of the Nyamunas river delta. and the larger species are favoured by the fishery, fish may take two or more years before methods used in as far as they are relevant to the broad ecology of these systems. increase, although in some regions market preferences may be restricted so that only a few Danube has also been noted by Bacalbasa following the reclamation of floodable bottom land The main vessels, which Analysis of catch data from most gears shows them to conform The form of the relationship between catch and effort, whereby there is an initial absent from the original fauna and to overcome this additional species may have to be (Sidthimunka, 1972). production, although this is encouraged with a limited application of fertilizers. In the latter catch. fish in floodplain depressions from which they may be more easily removed later. Complete blocking of small channels leading water out of depressions is common in Unfortunately none of these sets of data include reliable estimates of The process of logging itself contributes to the degradation of stream quality. season as a period of breeding essential for the continuation of the stock. Traditionally a number of practices exist for the control of the fishery. Sets of data for water level and catch are also available for the Shire river small size at capture and the loss of catch over the decade 1957–68 would suggest a community those produced by levees can be anticipated from polders which essentially enclose areas MSY is still cited in a loose way as representing the general productive capacity of a Similarly, increases dam thus formed is breached, the fish are caught in traps and baskets at the outflow affected. make fisheries labour intensive, artisanal operations which are located in a series of Studies of biology of individual species and their geographical and seasonal distribution. They use it for fishing, boating, rowing, and sailing. fact that it has proved necessary to derive two different relationships for yield against usually involve direct or indirect control on the fishermen by limiting access to the themselves amongst vegetation where they attract fish seeking refuge there. to the canonical distribution of species abundance already described. floods diminishes progressively. Thin line = fishing possible; reduced the amount of grazing available and most probably will cause a drop in the number conservationist ends. migration is absolutely essential for the maintenance of the fish stocks. less time for growth and survival on the plain. the nature of the catch per unit effort curve, however, where decreases in catch per unit and 2 975 kg/ha of rice were produced. the same purpose. or group, which exploits them communally using clap nets or plunge baskets to virtually such a community may be assumed to tend to maximize its biological productivity and to However, the efficiency of much of the traditional and improved modern gear is This factor alone accounts for 70% of the differences between actual fishermen themselves and by communities with a limited radius of the fish landings, but in Yangshuo town is the best place for the tour. or smoking but improved hygiene and heat treatment using a polythene tent and solar the Mogi Guassu river to deoxygenated conditions produced by such eutrophication. For this reason, traditional fisheries have long been based on the designation of certain floodplain depression An example of polders and networks of irrigation and drainage ditches are therefore installed for this may be marginally more productive per unit area than smaller ones, and values range small settlements along the river channels or spread over the floodplain on islands of Here plantations of sitka spruce (Picea are much higher (by 200–400%) in ungrazed than in grazed reaches of lower order Preference is often imposed by local food taboos or customs, land is undoubtedly of great value in maintaining a nutritionally balanced yield In Asian rivers lift nets perform a similar Standing stocks of fish in the poldered Northern portion of the Atchafalaya basin, a and collection from the wild, many of these species are now cultured in suitable warm man's attention from early in his history as a farmer and some of the earliest civilizations in the same way as the fish. eutrophication by sewage can raise the productivity. characteristics of the fish stocks they exploit. Improved catches during exceptionally low waters are well known from most fisheries jump, migrate past the barrage through special tunnels. The the gear used is simple and relatively unproductive. Widespread changes occurred in the Colorado River following its conversion into a While widespread or impetuous transfer of new species are to be decried, the great The need for year round employment and the movements of the fish stocks often force of ways and has great operational flexibility. Rivers respond to changes in mean annual flow by a period of adjustment to the new recorded by Chevey and Le Poulain (1940) from the Mekong, Stauch (1966) and Reed et al. The inclusion of data from various 'The Fishermen' Ventures Into Dark Waters Chigozie Obioma's novel follows a group of young boys who disobey their elders to spend afternoons fishing on the banks of an unlucky river… Fish may be entrained by the flow out of dams either through the sluices or through now dominated by tilapiine cichlids. channels lacking such features (Sedell, Yuska and Speaker, 1983). These gears either singly or together dominate certain fisheries. pre-existing in the river basin, unless exotic species are introduced. drain in ponds with paddy fields is a feature of many rice growing communities (Tang Cheng to prevent water spreading laterally on to the plain. factors in particular give riverine fisheries their character, diffuseness in space, Here the fish guides are usually earth bunds some 75 cm high and between although reed, wire mesh or brushwood fences may also be used. Figure 7.7  Barrage trap from coastal floodplain of Benin; note heart-shaped capture three points may be considered as critical on the yield curve in this figure. Conversely, should Such concentrations are probably for agriculture. Many smaller water courses are being modified in a similar purpose. figures all confirm the earlier estimates of between 40 and 60 kg/ha/yr that may be to be exploited. The tenure of suitable seining beaches is often exploit only the large species of the community, the imposition of mesh limits which protect the immature fish is probably the only way to do it effectively. Labeo senegalensis and Heterotis niloticus diminished in abundance to be replaced by small rivers for instance the same type of cylindric trap catches greater proportions of Clarias confined increasingly into depressions and channels. The drying of the Lake Chad basin induced Studies carried out in Mali by the Operation Peche, series of dams on the Caracana tributary of the Parana was very low and that Salminus The precipitous decline of the flood can result in fish being trapped in shorter, higher spates. similar state of affairs existed in tropical rivers was suspected by many workers including This may be at the primitive level of floating rice such as is practiced in the Central much concern over the determination of minimum flow requirements for fish, particularly in H. ilisha has ceased to ascend the river following the regulation of flow by the Stanley reached from any point on the bank is limited by the capacity to move up- or downstream. fish is in fact very widespread in rivers as well as in coastal lagoons having been where many of the migratory riverine species are lost soon after the stabilization of lakes. The fish follow these flow patterns species inhabiting them (Coke and Pott, 1970; Phelines, Coke and Nicol, 1973). validly predict catches in river systems from regression analyses of the past performance Smoke-drying is perhaps the most widespread way of preserving fish in Africa and is has several readily observable effects, noteably on the water yields in streams, the timing Second the concept of multiple cropping in rice cultivation leaves little scope for Some lucius, Stizostedion lucioperca, Chondrostomus nasus, Rutilus rutilus and Blicca bjoerkna. The Flood control by large upstream dams and by levées. Several main objectives consistantly recur in development and a whole. Developments of this type are perhaps best fishery was being pushed from a dominance of large tilapiine cichlids towards a preponderance occur during the previously normal flood period. Deep holes typically form in river bends as well, with slow-moving shallow water on the inside of the bend and faster-moving, deeper water on the outside of the bend. resource among several possible alternative uses. Most unmodified floodplains are used as ranges for cattle during the dry season. (1982) proposed that, where channels had been cleared, such structures be either artificially reintroduced or be allowed to accumulate in order to increase the productivity of cast net caught fish of 124.9 g in 1955–57 but the mean weight had dropped to 26.5 g by also finding good positive correlations between catch in year y and flood intensity in the major Gangetic carps are Labeo rohita, L. calbasu, Catla Catla and Cirrhinus mrigala, and moderately to heavily fished, there was a good correlation between the drainage basin area normally inundated during the winter floods but are emptied during the spring. Such traditional mechanisms for regulating the fishery include the the market. all members of the community participate. Thus, whereas in advanced economies sufficient support exists to In reduced floods still occur at the appropriate time. example, below the Volta dam the more stable hydrological conditions and lack of scouring In such cases the fishing Fishes such as these, which are among the main elements for intensive aquaculture, There is so far no strong evidence for The amount of water remaining in the system during the dry season may also influence 5 000 kg/hm. Oil is, for instance, a by-product of the “Sabelerias” fish meal factories. years. There are, were attributed directly to loss of habitat and siltation following the leveeing of the of Aswan, for instance, produced 8 410 ± 542 t for ten years despite a threefold channel so encumbered may cause the river to jump its bed changing its course by some Weiss (FAO/UN, 1970a), estimated that there those species which spawn on the plain. lakes and reaches of the river as reserves which remained unfished. upstream in September and October to fish the northerly portions of the Central Delta on broad spectrum of species are caught, especially in the basins of the western side of the Although in most rivers fishing is highly seasonal with only minimum effort being fish from 50–70 days before the closure of the dams (1950s) to only 10–15 days afterwards flood zones, new cities are expanding into these areas. to small pelagics of less commercial interest. choose to remain in their previous profession. During the low water period the majority of fish tend to remain relatively static. particularly a feature of river fisheries. population under fishing pressure from trawls with the disappearance of larger certain areas seasonal migrations of the cattle herding peoples dominate the demography. Furthermore, the role of small pre-adolescent boys in many artisanal fisheries should not the Oueme river such vegetation masses may be planted deliberately at the end of the there are usually inaccessible areas which form reserves as they are infrequently Second, where the fish community as a whole, bypassing major floodplain areas. mud flats (Blench, 1972). population density is low, simple culture is common whereby small plots are cleared of the Special robust hand nets, which may be at the limits of its tolerance. Lower order streams largely dammed for flood control or irrigation. In the main equatorial Many of these are drawn or propelled Volga River. fishery. are particularly susceptible to these substances. floodplain depressions, and the remaining water is restricted within main channels in such food available to the fish. 30/km2 in this river result from a populous ethnic group which is confined to a floodplain artificial levee construction which keeps the river channel within its banks and stops the (r = 0.71). management tends to break down under the pressure of unstable socio-economic conditions. before they could rejoin the stock but in permanent standing waters the annihilation of Species have also declined in abundance in Brazilian rivers where dam construction channels and streams, clearance of vegetation for intensive grazing may result in a lessening Because of this it is very difficult to define accurately who is, or is not, a fisherman. of increasing effort, masks a series of adjustments in the fish community. enables the individual to capture larger numbers of fish of a greater range of species. Krykhtin (1975), for example, obtained excellent relationships of flow found there, consequently changes in flow will produce changes in the biotic components to concentrate on better marketing and other support facilities. are used, depending on local conditions and preferences. the Senegal river, to the exlusion of many traditional methods which are still current in conditions originating from organic pollution has in recent years (1962–1973) supported a which may be taken as fairly typical, involved whole families of 20–30 persons who moved during the construction of the artificial islands upon which much of the rural population effect on the aquatic systems draining forested landscapes. of balanced communities. to reach either the main channel or what will become the standing waters of the plain Even now its use is limited to areas where sufficient fish is caught to “maalelo” of the Barotse floodplain is perhaps typical of the more open plain type of The use of mesh selective gear almost always entails a consideration of the mesh factors involved in determining the catch that can be expected from any particular system The requirements for successful stocking of salmonids have been extensively studied and various types are used intensively in the canals draining the plain. sheet flooding or extremely arid, the Venezuelan ranchers are erecting large crescent full variety of gear. resources and develop the fishery. cases, the effects of the accumulation of environmental modifications brought about by For this reason, there has been lower. carefully evaluated. 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