Native biodiversity in European waters is under attack from non-native, Invasive, Alien fish Species (IAS), and from parasites, especially the salmon parasite Gyrodactylus salaris. Both intentional/ authorized and unauthorized introductions are the reasons for undesirable introduction of invasive alien species. Many of these species are causing economic and environmental problems, such as reduced biodiversity. Globally, invasive alien species have been recognized as the second greatest threat to biodiversity after habitat loss (International Union for Concervation of Nature, IUCN).
Rotenone offers a 100% eradication efficacy which is essential for both eradication of invasive alien fish species, and Gyrodactylus salaris. Rotenone is a fisheries management tool that has been used successfully for almost 70 years in the Unites States and Canada. In Sweden it has been used since the 1960s, and in Norway since the late 1970s. Its use is carefully regulated to protect the safety and well being of the public and the environment.
For further information, please contact Gunnar Persson ( 46 706 343 563) or Sigmund Sevatdal ( 47 90 60 37 85).