Profile updated on 24 September 2016
The stock structure of European whitefish is unknown but a population is here considered to exist in Lake Geneva due to gregarious nature of the species (Froese and Pauly, 2011) and to the existence of an International Commission for Fisheries in the same lake (CIPL, 2005).
Within FishSource, the term "fishery" is used to indicate each unique combination of a flag country with a fishing gear, operating within a particular management unit, upon a resource. That resource may have a known biological stock structure and/or may be assessed at another level for practical or jurisdictional reasons. A fishery is the finest scale of resolution captured in FishSource profiles, as it is generally the scale at which sustainability can most fairly and practically be evaluated.
Last updated on 14 January 2019
No related FIPs
No related MSC certifications
Commission Internationale pour la peche dans le Lac Leman (CIPL), 2005. BILAN 1996 – 2002, 24 pp. http://www.bafu.admin.ch/jagd-fischerei/07835/07897/index.html?lang=de&download=NHzLpZeg7t,lnp6I0NTU042l2Z6ln1acy4Zn4Z2qZpnO2Yuq2Z6gpJCDfIR9hGym162epYbg2c_JjKbNoKSn6A——
Froese, R. and Pauly, D. 2011. Coregonus lavaretus (Linnaeus, 1758), European whitefish. FishBase World Wide Web electronic publication [Accessed 13 August 2014] http://www.fishbase.org/summary/232
Gerdeaux, D. 1996. Exploitation et gestion des populations piscicoles lacustres, INRA Prod. Anim. Hors serie 135-140. http://www6.inra.fr/productions-animales/1996-Volume-9/Hors-serie-1996/Exploitation-et-gestion-des-populations-piscicoles-lacustres
Gerdeaux, D. 2004. The recent restoration of the whitefish fisheries in Lake Geneva: the roles of stocking, reoligotrophication, and climate change, Ann. Zool. Fennici 41:181-189 http://www.sekj.org/PDF/anzf41/anzf41-181.pdf