A fisheries management plan for the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders

Campbell, Ronald (1998) A fisheries management plan for the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders. Freshwater Forum, 10, pp. 2-19.

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The River Tweed is, in rod-catch terms, the second most important river in Britain for Atlantic salmon, with an annual rod catch of ca.10,000 fish. This article gives an outline of the second edition of the Tweed Fisheries Management Plan, which is defined as "The co-ordination of data collection and analyses with fundamental research into relevant topics to devise management actions that will beneficially affect the future state of fish stocks". Much of the work set down for the present is concerned with setting up recording and measuring systems for fish catches and exploitation rates, and for the operation of monitoring sites for juvenile densities and adult trout and salmon spawning runs. While surveys show the present state of affairs, the collection of records and regular monitoring of sites will mean that in the future, the past will be better known through a longer series of records. Two case histories are described. The first is concerned with setting aims for managing the brown trout of the Tweed and defining the present state of the fishery. The second is an investigation into the spring salmon of the Tweed.

Item Type: Article
Title: A fisheries management plan for the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders
Personal Creator/Author:
Campbell, Ronald
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 10
Page Range: pp. 2-19
Date: 1998
ISSN: 0961-4664
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Angling; Fishery management; River fisheries; Salmon fisheries; Sport fishing; Salmo salar; Salmo trutta; UK; River Tweed
Subjects: Management
Item ID: 4650
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2010 12:17
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:07
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4650

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