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Title: The results of fish telemetry trails in the river Tawe estuary, 1991
Author: R.H. Blacklidge
Author: R.P. Wightman
Document Type: Monograph
The NRA presented Swansea City Council (SCC) with study proposals for assessing the impact of the barrage on the migration of salmon and sea trout in the estuary. These were rejected by SCC largely on the basis of cost despite MAFF agreeing that the level of investigation proposed was required in order to properly assess the barrage's impact. Whilst these negotiations have been continuing, the NRA has commenced water quality and fisheries studies with the intention of recovering the fisheries element of these costs from SCC on resolution of their funding obligation. Fisheries and water quality studies in 1990 have been reported. The fisheries study demonstrated that fish could be caught cost effectively and tracked past the site of the Tawe barrage using radio telemetry. The pilot study was continued in 1991 to further examine the efficacy of a bagnet, relocation of fish from Panteg fish trap and to further develop the telemetry system. The current date for completion of the barrage is mid to late July 1992.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Cardiff
Subject Keywords: Fish migrationStructuresSurvey methodsTelemetryEstuaries
Geographic Keywords: WalesSwanseaOgmore to Tawe catchment
Extent: n.p. [33]
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