A working guide to the assessment, implementation and post project monitoring of fisheries habitat improvement schemes in South Cumbria

McCubbing, D.J.F. and Locke, V. (1996) A working guide to the assessment, implementation and post project monitoring of fisheries habitat improvement schemes in South Cumbria. Carlisle, UK, National Rivers Authority North West, 75pp. (NRA/NW/FTR/95/7).

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Abstract

Due to changes in land use over the last century, the physical nature of many streams and rivers in the British Isles has probably changed. In some cases this change may be large for example as a result of flood defence schemes and is easily observed, whilst in other cases altered land use, farming, forestry or urbanization may have resulted in more subtle changes to river features. This working guide draws together a way of assessing habitat in any stream or river and determine sites or reaches on the assessed watercourse that may benefit from habitat improvement schemes. It will determine a method of measuring existing habitat in a broad sense, whilst referring to R and D studies currently being undertaken in this area. A method of prioritising any proposed habitat restoration work will be suggested. The limitations of fisheries improvement schemes in terms of cross functional acceptance (flood defence and conservation) will be examined along with suggested proposals for some example watercourses. The need for pre and post enhancement monitoring will be discussed as will the requirement for maintenance programs on schemes. Finally methods for determining the cost benefits of small schemes will be examined, compared to other currently used enhancement strategies. This will allow small scale revenue schemes to be used to back up pre project cost benefit analysis as required in future capital submissions.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: A working guide to the assessment, implementation and post project monitoring of fisheries habitat improvement schemes in South Cumbria
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
McCubbing, D.J.F.
Locke, V.
Number of Pages: 75
Date: January 1996
Publisher: National Rivers Authority North West
Place of Publication: Carlisle, 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; Cumbria; River fisheries; Fishery regulations; Habitat improvement (biological); Environmental degradation; Salmon fisheries; Classification
Subjects: Conservation
Fisheries
Limnology
Item ID: 8063
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2012 12:34
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 12:35
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/8063

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