The fisheries of the Leeds / Liverpool Canal

Stewart, L. (1973) The fisheries of the Leeds / Liverpool Canal. Halton, UK, Lancashire River Authority, 62pp.

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Over a number of years complaints have been made by various angling associations within the area of the Lancashire and Mersey and Weaver River Authorities about the unsatisfactory state of the fisheries in the Leeds/Liverpool Canal. Following upon discussions with the associations the Lancashire River Authority agreed to carry out an investigation into the fish species and their populations. The survey has extended over two years and it is hoped that the following information will be of value to all concerned. The canal is 127 miles in length when measured from the River Aire at Leeds to the docks at Liverpool. The survey was confined to two sections: i) That part of the canal which passes through the area of the Lancashire River Authority; and ii) 10 miles of that section which runs through the area of the Mersey and Weaver River Authority. The fish were sampled by electro-fishing, a 100 yard section of canal being sampled at each one mile interval. Water samples for chemical analysis were taken immediately prior to the commencement of fishing operations. The analyses were intended to demonstrate the quality of the water in which the fish were living at the time of the survey. Regular samples of the fauna and flora present in the canal were taken and examined in the fisheries laboratory of the Authority.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: The fisheries of the Leeds / Liverpool Canal
Personal Creator/Author:
Stewart, L.
Number of Pages: 62
Date: October 1973
Publisher: Lancashire River Authority
Place of Publication: Halton, UK
Funders: Environment Agency Archives North West
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Issuing Agency: Environment Agency, UK (Freshwater Biological Association)
Uncontrolled Keywords: England; Liverpool-Leeds Canal; Surveys; Stocking density; Distribution; Parasites; Canals; Invertebrate larvae; Weeds
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 8054
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2012 12:40
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 12:40
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