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Title: Hampshire Avon Salmon Action Plan : consultation document
Author: Environment Agency South West Region South Wessex Area
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: May 1997
This document is the consultaion document of Hampshire Avon salmon action plan. Local Salmon Action Plans are the means by which the Environment Agency will implement the National Strategy for the management of salmon fisheries in England and Wales. The Hampshire Avon Salmon Action Plan is the first to be produced in South Wessex and represents a fundamental shift in approach to the management of salmon stocks in the area. The plan contains descriptions of the current fishery status and historical trends. The current status is then examined in the context of compliance with a spawning target for the stock. Limiting factors are identified, ranked, and the feasibility of their removal assessed. Actions designed to achieve target egg deposition within 5 years are proposed. Finally, an assessment of costs and overall benefits of actions with respect to limiting factors are set out to support prioritisation of expenditure, and funding scenarios are put forward. The Avon salmon population is currently showing signs of recovery from a decline which began in the late 1980s, and which reduced catches to approximately 20% of long term average by 1994. However, in 1996, egg deposition was still only 61% of that required for the Minimum Biologically Acceptable Level.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1997
Publication Place: [Blandford]
Subject Keywords: Salmon Action PlansSalmon fisheriesRiversEnvironmental managementNature conservationHabitat improvementStock assessmentEcological abundanceFish migrationSpawning
Geographic Keywords: Hampshire Avon catchmentAvon (Hampshire)HampshireEA South West
Extent: 53
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