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Title: Domesday to the dawn of the new millennium : 900 years of the Don Fishery
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This Environment Agency report focuses on 900 years of history on the Don Fishery. The Don was once one of the country's finest salmon rivers. They have been absent from Salmon Pastures in Sheffield for more than two centuries. In fact for much of that time the river has been virtually fishless. Chris Firth's fascinating history of the river is timely. We now have a thriving coarse fishery again and the first salmon was found in Doncaster on 31 December 1995. Chris's study shows how man's exploitation of the Don devastated its ecology long before the pollution of the industrial revolution. Much has been achieved in recent years but much more remains to be done to protect and sustain the river. The Don/Rother/Dearne catchment is bounded by the Pennines to the west, the Calder and lower Aire catchments to the north and the Trent catchment to the east and south. From the heights of the Pennines, the main River Don flows east to its confluence with the River Ouse in the lowlands around Goole. The combined waters of the Ouse and Don then flow into the Humber Estuary.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: Bristol
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: RiversRiver fisheriesWater reservoirsHistoryEnvironmental impactCatchment basinsFlood controlWater pollutionSalmonidae
Geographic Keywords: Don (South Yorkshire)Don and Rother catchmentRother (South Yorkshire)South YorkshireDearne
Extent: n.p. [119]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:254
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