Rainbow Trout

Early Introductions of Rainbow Trout into Australia (1870s-1880s)

Background: The late 19th century marked a period of fervent exploration and experimentation in the world of fisheries management, driven by the aspirations of organizations like the Victorian Acclimatization Society in Australia. In the 1870s and 1880s, the society embarked on a groundbreaking mission to introduce non-native species to Australian waters, seeking to establish a…

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