The fish populations of the River Avon, Hampshire, downstream of Salisbury, in 1987

Mann, R.H.K. and Beaumont, W.R.C. and Blackburn, J.H. (1987) The fish populations of the River Avon, Hampshire, downstream of Salisbury, in 1987. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, 45pp. (RL/157/1).

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to describe the present statu s of the coarse fish populations of the River Avon, Hampshire. The study arose from a widespread concern among anglers and riparian owners that fish numbers had decreased since the early 1970's, and from a scarcity of accurate information on population densities on which to assess this complaint. It was realised at the outset that, without such information from earlier years, the survey would not reveal the extent of any decline in the fisheries. The result s of the survey are compared with available data from other rivers , chiefly the nearby R. Frome and R. Stour. They may be used to assess any futur e changes in population densities and growth rates, and to indicate promising areas for future research. The data were collected from a quantitative survey of twelve river sections along the fifty kilometres of river between Salisbury and Sopley, and a qualitative survey of three weir pools within the same area from 14 September to 9 October, 1987.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: The fish populations of the River Avon, Hampshire, downstream of Salisbury, in 1987
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Mann, R.H.K.
Beaumont, W.R.C.
Blackburn, J.H.
Number of Pages: 45
Date: 1987
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coarse fish; Inland fisheries; Rivers; Animal growth; Biomass; Electric fishing; Fish catch statistics; Fishery surveys; England; Avon River
Subjects: Biology
Fisheries
Limnology
Item ID: 5121
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2011 19:28
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:22
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/5121

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