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Title: Salmon in the Dee catchment: the scientific basis for management
Author: Atlantic Salmon Trust
Document Type: Monograph
This AST Blue Book is based on the proceedings of a conference held at Glen Tanar House on 13 October 1994, to discuss the scientific issues relating to the Dee salmon fishery and its management. The conference was just one of a series of initiatives which started midway through 1992, when Grampian Enterprise, prompted by concern over the apparent decline in the fortunes of Dee salmon, commissioned a report from Coopers and Lybrand. The report reviewed the performance of the fishery and highlighted its importance to the local economy. All the indicators point to a decline in the abundance of Dee salmon in recent years, particularly spring-run fish. The Dee’s ability to offer first-class angling early in the season, long before runs have started on most rivers elsewhere in the world, is one of its most importance attributes. In the past spring salmon have dominated the annual catch from the Dee and because of this the fishery has been particularly susceptible to the effects of then-recent decline.
Publisher: Atlantic Salmon Trust
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Pitlochry
Subject Keywords: Salmon fisheriesFishery managementFish migrationCatchesPopulation decreasePopulation distributionGeneticsPopulation structureHabitat assessmentCatchment managementWater qualitySoil qualityLand useWater qualitySalmon Action Plans
Geographic Keywords: ScotlandDee (Aberdeenshire)
Taxonomic Keywords: Salmo salarSalmonidae
Extent: 79
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