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Theory and Application of Semiochemicals in Nuisance Fish Control

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Title
Theory and Application of Semiochemicals in Nuisance Fish Control
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Journal of Chemical Ecology, July 2016
DOI 10.1007/s10886-016-0729-4
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Peter W. Sorensen, Nicholas S. Johnson

Abstract

Controlling unwanted, or nuisance, fishes is becoming an increasingly urgent issue with few obvious solutions. Because fish rely heavily on semiochemicals, or chemical compounds that convey information between and within species, to mediate aspects of their life histories, these compounds are increasingly being considered as an option to help control wild fish. Possible uses of semiochemicals include measuring their presence in water to estimate population size, adding them to traps to count or remove specific species of fish, adding them to waterways to manipulate large-scale movement patterns, and saturating the environment with synthesized semiochemicals to disrupt responses to the natural cue. These applications may be especially appropriate for pheromones, chemical signals that pass between members of same species and which also have extreme specificity and potency. Alarm cues, compounds released by injured fish, and cues released by potential predators also could function as repellents and be especially useful if paired with pheromonal attractants in "push-pull" configurations. Approximately half a dozen attractive pheromones now have been partially identified in fish, and those for the sea lamprey and the common carp have been tested in the field with modest success. Alarm and predator cues for sea lamprey also have been tested in the laboratory and field with some success. Success has been hampered by our incomplete understanding of chemical identity, a lack of synthesized compounds, the fact that laboratory bioassays do not always reflect natural environments, and the relative difficulty of conducting trials on wild fishes because of short field seasons and regulatory requirements. Nevertheless, workers continue efforts to identify pheromones because of the great potential elucidated by insect control and the fact that few tools are available to control nuisance fish. Approaches developed for nuisance fish also could be applied to valued fishes, which suffer from a lack of powerful management tools.

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Unknown 24 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 17%
Student > Master 4 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 17%
Student > Bachelor 3 13%
Other 3 13%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 4 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 42%
Environmental Science 5 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Computer Science 1 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 5 21%

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