Fish Management

This section contains references and links to papers and reports on the use of rotenone for fisheries management.

Allen, Y., S. Kirby, G. Copp, and M. Brazier.  2006.  Toxicity of rotenone to topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva for the eradication of this non-native species from a tarn in Cumbria, England.  Fisheries Management and Ecology 13: 337-340.  Read the entire article here: Allen et al 2006

Booy, O. and 29 coauthors.  2017.  Risk management to prioritise the eradication of new and emerging invasive non-native species.  Biological Invasions 19:2401-2417.  Read the entire article here: Booy et al. 2017

Britton, J., and M. Brazier.  2006.  Eradicating the invasive topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva from a recreational fishery in northern England.  Fisheries Management and Ecology 13: 329-335.  Read the entire article here: Britton and Brazier 2006

Cumming, K. B. 1975.  History of fish toxicants in the United States. Pages 5-21 in P. H. Eschmeyer, editor. Rehabilitation of fish populations with toxicants: a symposium.  American Fisheries Society, North Central Division, Special Publication 4, Bethesda, MD.

Dawson, V., and C. Kolar.  2003.  Integrated management techniques to control nonnative fishes.  U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, WI.  A link to the entire report:

Finlayson, B., W. Somer, D. Duffield, D. Propst, C. Mellison, T. Pettengill, H. Sexauer, T. Nesler, S. Gurtin, J. Elliot, F. Partridge, and D. Skaar.  2005.  Native inland trout restoration on National Forests in the Western United States: Time for Improvement.  Fisheries 30(5): 10-19.  Read the entire article here: Piscicide Use on NF Lands

Flammang, M.  2004.  Use of low-concentration rotenone for biomanipulation of Iowa lakes.  Iowa Department of Natural Resources, JOb Completion Report, Demoines.  Read the entire report here: Flammang 2014

Lennon, R.  1970.  Control of freshwater fish with chemicals.  Proceedings of the 4th Vertebrate Pest Conference.  Read the entire article here: Lennnon 1970

Ling, N.  2003.  Rotenone – a review of its toxicity and use for fisheries management.  Science for Conservation 211.  New Zealand Department of Conservation, Wellington.  Read the entire report here: Ling 2003

Kolar, C. S., W. R. Courtenay, and L. G. Nico. 2010. Managing undesired or invading species.  Pages 213–259 in W. A. Hubert and M. C. Quist, editors. Inland Fisheries Management in North America, 3rd edition. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.

McClay, W.  2000.  Rotenone use in North America (1988-1997).  Fisheries 20(5):15-21.  Read the entire article here: Rotenone Use in NA 88-97

McClay, W.  2005.  Rotenone use in North America (1988-2002).  Fisheries 30(4):29-31. Read the entire article here: Rotenone Use in NA 88-02

Meronek, T. G., P. M. Bouchard, E. R. Buckner, T. M. Burri, K. K. Demmerly, D. C. Hatleli, R. A. Klumb, S. H. Schmidt, and D. W. Coble. 1996. A review of fish control projects. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 16:63-74.  Read the entire article here: Meronek et al. 1996

Peay, S., S. Johnsen, C. Bean, A. Dunn, R.. Sandodden and L. Edsman.  2019.  Biocide treatment of signal crayfish: successes, failures and lessons learned.  Diversity 11.  Read the entire article here: Peay et al. 2019

Schnick, R. A. 1974. A review of the literature on the use of rotenone in fisheries. U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fish Control Laboratory, National Technical Information Service PB-235 454, La Crosse, WI. Read the entire article here: Schnick 1974

Solman, Ve.  1950.  History and use of fish poisons in the United States.  Canadian Fish Culturist 8:3-16.

Weyl, O., Finlayson, B., Impson, D., Woodford, D., and J. Steinkjer. 2014.  Threatened endemic fishes in South Africa’s Cape Floristic Region: a new beginning for the Rondegat River.  Fisheries 39(6):270-279.  Read the entire article here:  Rotenone Use South Africa