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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 11.1 October 1999

Zander - the hidden invader

By - Jonathan Briggs, Phillip Smith

The Zander or Pikeperch Stizostedion lucioperca is a predatory fish alien to Britain. Zander are now established in the Fens, some isolated lakes and, more significantly, many parts of the Midlands canal and river system. In mainland Europe, Zander are a favourite sport fish for anglers and are prized as a food fish - you may have eaten them as 'Sander' or 'Pike-Perch' in continental restaurants. In Britain, however, few anglers value Zander for sport and the fish is widely regarded as a pest.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist