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Title: River Meavy salmon and sea trout populations : assessment of the impact of flows
Author: K.J. Broad
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: fisheries technical report
Abstract:
The potential impacts of the existence and operation of Burrator Reservoir on the salmon and sea trout populations of the River Meavy and Plym system as a whole were recognised in the Roadford Operational and Environmental Study, Halcrows 1992. This report included a recommendation that an investigation of the Meavy salmon stocks in relation to flows should be undertaken. This recommendation was accepted while the above report was still in draft, and an intensive survey of juvenile salmonid populations commenced in 1991. Annual electrofishing surveys have continued until 1997. These surveys formed part of the River Meavy Alleviation of Low Flows Project which commenced in 1993, in response to a regional low flows study which identified the Meavy as one o f the top twenty sites affected by artificially depleted low river flows.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: Rivers; Fishery surveys; Salmon fisheries; Fishery management; Population distribution; Spawning; Water reservoirs; Flow rate
Geographic Keywords: Burrator Reservoir; Meavy (Dartmoor); Devon; Tamar catchment
Extent: 5; + figures, tables, and graphs
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:883
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