Rotenone in Fisheries: Are the Rewards Worth the Risks?


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R. L. Cailteux, L. DeMong, B. J. Finlayson, W. Horton, W. McClay, R. A. Schnick, and C. Thompson, editors

124 pages

Published by the American Fisheries Society

Publication date: August 2001

ISBN: 978-1-888569-33-9



These proceedings cover a variety of topics, including stewardship and use policies, environmental safety issues, and several case histories from across the United States. This important resource will increase the understanding of fish toxicants and further promote the safe and effective use of rotenone.


1. Introduction (Brian J. Finlayson)

2. Rotenone Neutralization Methods (Donald L. Archer)

3. Knife Lake and Knife River Rehabilitation Project (Timothy J. Brastrup)

4. The Use of Rotenone to Restore Brook Trout in the Adirondack Moutains of New York-An Overview (Leo Demong)

5. Chemical Residues in Surface and Ground Waters Following Rotenone Application to California Lakes and Streams (Brian J. Finlayson, S. Siepmann, and J. Trumbo)

6. Northern Pike Control at Lake Davis, California (Dennis P. Lee)

7. Overview of a Large-Scale Chemical Treatment Success Story: Strawberry Valley, Utah (Leo D. Lentsch, Charles W. Thompson, and Robert L. Spateholts)

8. American Fisheries Society Rotenone Stewardship Program (Rosalie A. Schnick)

9. Programmatic Approach for Rotenone Projects Funded Through the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Program-Options for Balancing Risk with Environmental Compliance and Administrative Efficiency (Ray Temple)

10. Utah’s Procedure for Mixing Powdered Rotenone into a Slurry (Charles W. Thompson, Craig L. Clyde, Douglas K. Sakaguchi, and Leo D. Lentsch)

11. Utah’s Rotenone Sandmix: A Formulation to Maintain Fish Toxicity in Seeps or Springs (Robert L. Spateholts and Leo D. Lentsch)

12. The Use of Rotenone in National Forests (Donald A. Duff)