Swanside Beck, fisheries survey, 22nd September 1992

Environment Agency (1993) Swanside Beck, fisheries survey, 22nd September 1992. Preston, UK, Environment Agency North West, 6pp.

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Abstract

Swanside Beck is formed from a number of minor tributaries which rise in the Middop area to the west of Barnoldswick. The Beck is approximately 10 km long from the source of its longest tributary (SD. 850445) to the confluence with the River Ribble (SD. 769455). Swanside Beck has one major tributary, Ings Beck, which rises from a number of sources on Twiston Moor and is approximately 6km in length from the source of its longest tributary (SD. 812418) to the confluence with Swanside Beck (SD. 785453). Both Swanside and Ings Becks are important spawning and nursery areas for salmon and sea trout from the River Ribble. In recent years a perceived decline in the migratory fish population of the becks has been reported. This decline has been reported in terms of both adult returns and juvenile production and has been particularly noted in Swanside Beck. The aim of this survey was to assess the likely benefits to Fisheries and Conservation interests of the adoption of a set aside policy for agricultural land adjacent to Swanside Beck. The survey also formed part of an on-going Fisheries study of factors limiting juvenile migratory salmonid production in Swanside Beck. This section of the report deals with the Fisheries aspects of the survey.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Swanside Beck, fisheries survey, 22nd September 1992
Corporate Creator/Author: Environment Agency
Number of Pages: 6
Date: 1993
Publisher: Environment Agency North West
Place of Publication: Preston, 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; Ribble Catchment; Rivers; River fisheries; Fishery management; Fish surveys; Policies; Migrations; Migratory species; Nature conservation
Subjects: Fisheries
Limnology
Item ID: 8080
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2012 14:17
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:17
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/8080

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