Salmon stocking by the Lancashire River Authority: investigations into the requirements and methods best suited to the area

Stewart, L. (1971) Salmon stocking by the Lancashire River Authority: investigations into the requirements and methods best suited to the area. Lancaster, UK, Lancashire River Authority, 27pp.

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Abstract

All species of fish are able to propagate and maintain their numbers provided that no adverse influence occurs to change the compatible environment, the salmon is no exception. Propagation of fish by artificial means has long been a subject of discussion amongst fishery workers and views have been expressed (both favourable and unfavourable) on the merits of the various methods employed. In an attempt to discover whether artificial propagation was necessary and also to find the best methods of propagation to adopt in the various rivers, a phased programme of investigation into natural spawning efficiency and the results obtained by various methods of artificial propagation was started in the Lancashire River Board area during 1957. The object being to seek information on: (1) The survival of ova from natural spawnings to the eyed and alevin stages. (2) The population density of feeding fry (from natural spawnings) at various intervals of development. (3) The viability of green ova and eyed ova- when planted artificially. (4a) The survival to 0+ parr from implants of eyed ova unfed fry and fed fry. (4b) Populations per unit area of 0+ parr from various planting densities of eyed ova, unfed fry and fed fry. Sampling stations were selected on the Rivers Ribble, Lune and Wyre watersheds for the purpose of marking and examination of natural salmon redds.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Salmon stocking by the Lancashire River Authority: investigations into the requirements and methods best suited to the area
Personal Creator/Author:
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Stewart, L.
Number of Pages: 27
Date: January 1971
Publisher: Lancashire River Authority
Place of Publication: Lancaster, 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; Lancashire; Stocking (organisms); Redds; Marking; Stocking density; Spawning populations; Fish eggs; Fry
Subjects: Conservation
Fisheries
Limnology
Item ID: 8067
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2012 18:30
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2012 18:30
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/8067

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