Salmon action plan. River Ribble - June 2000

Environment Agency (2000) Salmon action plan. River Ribble - June 2000. South Preston, UK, Environment Agency North West, 15pp.

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In February 1996 A Strategy for the Management of Salmon in England and Wales was launched by the National Rivers Authority. The strategy concentrates on four main objectives for the management of salmon fisheries in England and Wales: (i) Optimise the number of salmon returning to home water fisheries, (ii) Maintain and improve the fitness and diversity of salmon stocks, (iii) Optimise the total economic value of surplus stocks, (iv) Ensure necessary costs are met by beneficiaries. These four objectives will be addressed through local Salmon Action Plans (SAPs) which will be produced for each of the principle salmon rivers in England and Wales by the year 2001. A consultation report was produced for the River Ribble and released publicly in October 1999. This document determined an egg deposition figure of 8.5 million eggs for the Ribble, that would allow maximum gain from the net and rod fisheries; raised a number of issues which are thought to currently limit salmon production; identified actions which may be undertaken by the Environment Agency and other bodies to improve stocks. This action plan re-addresses the issues raised in the consultation document, taking into account the comments received, and also identifies areas of possible improvement in data gathering that would allow more accurate estimation of the spawning target and compliance in future years. The progress of this plan will be monitored and reported annually.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Salmon action plan. River Ribble - June 2000
Corporate Creator/Author: Environment Agency
Number of Pages: 15
Date: 2000
Publisher: Environment Agency North West
Place of Publication: South Preston, UK
Funders: Environment Agency Archives North West
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Issuing Agency: Environment Agency, UK (Freshwater Biological Association)
Uncontrolled Keywords: England; Ribble Catchment; Rivers; River fisheries; Salmon fisheries; Fishery surveys; Population dynamics; Fishery management; Stock assessment; Fish eggs
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 8038
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2012 13:33
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2012 13:33
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