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Title: River Dart net limitation order review
Author: K.J. Broad
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: fisheries technical report: August 2002
The net fishery for salmon and sea trout on the River Dart is regulated by a Net Limitation Order (NLO) and byelaws. The current NLO limits the number of nets to a maximum of fifteen. It expires on 25 February 2003. When the current NLO was confirmed by the Minister in February 2000, he asked the Agency to consider the need for additional measures to reduce exploitation of the River Dart salmon stock. We have now updated our stock assessment, and taken account of the effect of new national byelaws, reductions in fishing effort and catch and release. The main improvement in our stock assessment has been the estimation of annual rod exploitation rates for spawning target compliance assessment. This has resulted in a significant change in the performance of the River Dart salmon stock over the last ten years. Proposals are made for the future management of the Dart salmon fishery.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2002
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: Net Limitation OrdersFishing licensesSalmon fisheriesSalmonSpawningByelawsFishery statisticsFishery dataJuvenilesEcological abundanceFishery managementRivers
Geographic Keywords: Dart (Devon)South Devon catchmentDevon
Extent: n.p. [29]
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