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Title: Leven Estuary project : fisheries component, final report
Author: B.D. Bayliss
Author: J.W. Martin
Document Type: Monograph
The Leven Estuary Project was initiated in 1995 in response to concerns over the effects of consented discharges within the Leven Estuary (South Cumbria) as part of a larger Pollution Control project investigating water quality. The objectives for the fisheries component of the project were to ascertain to what extent, if any, these discharges were having on the behaviour of migratory fish populations as they passed through the estuary. Conventional acoustic tracking methods were used to monitor fish movement within the estuary and radio telemetry techniques were employed for freshwater tracking. The results of a three year study to examine estuarine and freshwater movements of salmon and sea trout within the Leven Estuary are examined. During the first year of investigation complications were encountered relating to the reliability of the acoustic tracking hardware resulting in limited information for that period. The second year was more successful with limited disruption to data collection.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: [Warrington]
Subject Keywords: EstuariesRiversTelemetryMarkingEstuarine fisheriesPollution controlBrackishwater fishesFish migration
Geographic Keywords: Leven EstuaryCumbriaLeven (Cumbria)CrakeKent Leven catchment
Extent: 84
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