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Title: Conservation and development of the River Eden spring salmon population
Author: Environment Agency North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
In common with many other rivers throughout Europe, the River Eden has been affected by a severe decline in the abundance of the highly valued spring salmon. This has naturally been of great concern to the local fishing community, who are anxious to see measures taken to conserve what remains of the Eden spring run, and if possible, to increase the numbers of early-running salmon. The main purpose of this report is to examine and comment on the options for conservation and development of the Eden spring salmon stock and to make appropriate recommendations. The report also summarises what is known about the extent and possible causes of the decline in the spring running habit as a background against which possible conservation and enhancement measures can be assessed. Spring salmon are defined as those fish which enter the river before May and which will not spawn until the autumn. They will have spent two or more winters in the sea since migrating as smolts, and are therefore classed as multi-sea winter (MSW) salmon. Of course, not all MSW salmon are spring fish, as many return to freshwater during the summer and autumn, at the same time as the one sea winter (1SW) grilse.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1996
Subject Keywords: RiversSalmonPopulation decreaseHabitat improvementNature conservation
Geographic Keywords: Eden (river, Cumbria)CumbriaEden and Esk catchment
Extent: 16
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