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Title: River Tamar salmon action plan : consultation report
Author: Environment Agency South West Region Cornwall Area
Document Type: Monograph
The River Tamar is one of the premier salmon rivers in the West country, supporting fifteen licenced estuary nets, and the second highest rod catch behind the River Exe. Currently catches consist predominantly of grilse, and some two sea winter salmon. Three sea winter salmon and previous spawners are rare. Current data suggests that 2195 spawning salmon are required to maintain a sustainable population. This target for spawning salmon has been achieved on the River Tamar in the last ten year period. However, as several years in the early 1990s have only marginally attained this target, clearly there is no room for complacency. Moreover, since the 1960s there has been a marked decline in the rod and net catches of spring salmon to a current. level of the order of 10% of previous catches. The aims of the River Tamar Salmon Action Plan are to identify: Factors causing a decline in the spring salmon run; The actions andfinance necessary to maintain the salmon stock to the mininmal biological acceptable level (MBAL).
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1997
Publication Place: Bodmin
Subject Keywords: River fisheriesSalmon fisheriesEstuarine fisheries
Geographic Keywords: TamarTamar catchmentEA South West
Extent: 50
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