An analysis of the historical catch data from the migratory salmonid fisheries of the River Ribble

Walsingham, M.V. (1993) An analysis of the historical catch data from the migratory salmonid fisheries of the River Ribble. Preston, UK, National Rivers Authority North West, 35pp. (NRA/NW/FTR/93/2).

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Abstract

The Ribble catchment is the largest and most diverse river system within National Rivers Authority (NRA), North West's Central Area. The river is approximately 100km in length and rises in a limestone area west of the Pennines. This report examines changes in the size and composition of the salmon and sea trout catches from the Ribble migratory salmonid fisheries during the years 1937 to 1991. Comparisons are made between the rod and net fisheries for both salmon and sea trout of the Ribble and Hodder. Patterns of catches shown by the Ribble fisheries are compared with those of other individual rivers and with patterns for the North West Region as a whole. An attempt is made to identify if any relationship exists between catch and stock abundance. Catch patterns shown by the Ribble and Hodder salmon fisheries are compared with electronic resistivity counter data from the two rivers. Annual salmon catch patterns and redd count data are compared both locally and regionally. Recommendations for future studies are made in the light of the report's findings.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: An analysis of the historical catch data from the migratory salmonid fisheries of the River Ribble
Personal Creator/Author:
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Walsingham, M.V.
Number of Pages: 35
Date: June 1993
Publisher: National Rivers Authority North West
Place of Publication: Preston, 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; Ribble Catchment; Stock assessment; Abundance; Salmo salar; Salmo trutta; Long-term changes; Salmon fisheries
Subjects: Fisheries
Limnology
Item ID: 7996
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2012 13:41
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2012 22:03
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/7996

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