River Lune salmon action plan March 1997. Draft Copy.

Environment Agency (1997) River Lune salmon action plan March 1997. Draft Copy. Warrington, UK, Environment Agency North West, 39pp.

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Abstract

The River Lune was at one time one of the best salmon fisheries in England and Wales with very high catches to both rods and netsmen. During the 1960's, the stock was decimated by the disease Ulcerative Dermal Necrosis which caused a dramatic reduction in catches. Catches have not recovered to pre-disease levels. The target egg deposition rate for the River Lune system which should produce the maximum number of surplus fish returning to the system has been determined at 13.8 million eggs. This will require 4,779 adult salmon to survive to successfully spawn. Under current rates of exploitation, the target egg deposition will occur at a declared rod catch of 1,974 salmon and a net catch of 2,627 salmon. Two automatic fish counters are in operation on the river system. Data from these suggest that, within the measures of compliance, the river has met it's target egg deposition for the last 3 years.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: River Lune salmon action plan March 1997. Draft Copy.
Corporate Creator/Author: Environment Agency
Number of Pages: 39
Date: 1997
Publisher: Environment Agency North West
Place of Publication: Warrington, UK
Funders: Environment Agency Archives North West
Contact Email Address: dis@fba.org.uk
Issuing Agency: Environment Agency, UK (Freshwater Biological Association)
Uncontrolled Keywords: England; Lune Catchment; Rivers; River fisheries; Salmon fisheries; Fishery surveys; Eggs; Fecundity; Distribution; Population dynamics; Fishery management
Subjects: Ecology
Fisheries
Limnology
Item ID: 7788
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 21:35
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2012 13:46
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/7788

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