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Title: River Bourne system fisheries survey 1989-1990
Author: S. Sheridan
Document Type: Monograph
The fish populations of the Bourne system were surveyed by Mid-Thames Fisheries between October 1989 and June 1990. 14 sites were fished; 5 on the North Bourne, 4 on the Halebourne, 2 on the Grantsbourne and 3 on the South Bourne. On the North Bourne 3 of the sites were EC designated, representing 6.5km of river, and all exceeded their target biomass of 20gm for a cyprinid fishery. Sites fished on the South Bourne also produced excellent biomass results. The survey revealed fish populations on the Halebourne to be generally poor. Growth rates were slightly below standard for most species throughout the Bourne system. The principal species found were dace, ieuciscus leuciscus, chub, Leuciscus cephalus, roach, Rutilus rutilus, gudgeon, Goibio gobio, eel, Anguilla anguilla, and perch, Perea fluviatilis.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1991
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: FisheriesBiological surveysPopulation dynamicsDirectives (European Union)
Geographic Keywords: ThamesMedway catchment
Extent: 67; + appendices
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