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Changes over time in perceptions of species value: the case of austropotamobius pallipes in Wales

Howells, Megan and Slater, Frederick Maurice 2004. Changes over time in perceptions of species value: the case of austropotamobius pallipes in Wales. Bulletin Français de la Pêche et de la Pisciculture (372) , pp. 329-332. 10.1051/kmae:2004007

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Abstract

The perception of “value” placed on a species, here Austropotamobius pallipes, is related both to its conservation significance as well as economic social and legislative factors. Although the species may have had culinary significance in monastic Britain of the Middle Ages, there is no written record of its presence in Wales until the late eighteenth century. We know that before it was protected by law, it was collected for annual “crayfish feasts” into the twentieth century at a school on the River Usk. The rapid decline in the late twentieth century of this animal with full British and European legislative protection rekindled at least scientific interest in its survival. Currently funding for its survival comes mainly from EU sources.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Austropotamobius pallipes / history / Wales / decline / legislation
ISSN: 0767-2861
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 21:32
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/50403

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