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European Rudd

 

Where did European rudd come from?

  • The European rudd is native to Europe and middle Asia.
  • The European rudd has been reported in at least 22 states.
  • It has also been reported in Canada, Morocco, New Zealand, Spain and Tunisia.

 

Why is it a problem?

  • European rudd are voracious eaters, and through their consumption of aquatic plants, they can out-compete native species for food.
  • Rudd may be putting vulnerable native aquatic plant communities at risk.

 

How do European rudd spread?

Rudd have been introduced by sport fishers in many bodies of water and they are also able to disperse within connected water bodies.

 

How do we control European rudd?

Some studies have shown that fine-mesh monofilament gill can be potentially viable way of eliminating them.