Human Impacts on Fish Fauna in the Danube River in Serbia: Current Status and Ecological Implications
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The Danube River basin represents a hotspot for the European freshwater diversity. The Danube in Serbia is characterized by a significant level of fish diversity, as well as by economically important fish resources. However, the Danube fish fauna is facing a number of adverse anthropogenic impacts, such as unsustainable fishery, habitat loss and fragmentation, water pollution and non-native species invasions. In this chapter, the major adverse impacts on the Danube fish communities in Serbia are presented, and the critical management measures are discussed, such as those related to supportive stocking and other conservation efforts. In order to ensure adequate protection and sustainable management of fish resources in the Danube in Serbia, it will be critical to introduce effective monitoring system, to establish and enforce adequate management measures, and to intensify research efforts on critical issues related to fish management and conservation.
Keywords:Danube; Water pollution; Fishery; Habitat fragmentati; Non-native species; Supportive stocking
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In: Bănăduc D, Curtean-Bănăduc A, Pedrotti F, Cianfaglione K, Akeroyd JR, editors. Human Impact on Danube Watershed Biodiversity in the XXI Century. Springer, Cham; 2020. p. 257–79. (Geobotany Studies).