An analysis of the historical catch data from the migratory salmonid fisheries of the River Ribble.
National Rivers Authority North West,
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.
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||An analysis of the historical catch data from the migratory salmonid fisheries of the River Ribble
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||National Rivers Authority North West
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||Environment Agency Archives North West
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||Environment Agency, UK (Freshwater Biological Association)
||England; Ribble Catchment; Stock assessment; Abundance; Salmo salar; Salmo trutta; Long-term changes; Salmon fisheries
Hardy B Schwamm
||17 Feb 2012 13:41
||17 Feb 2012 22:03
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