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Action Plan: Species
|Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish|
|Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)
|UK Lead Organisation:
County Lead Organisation:
- To reintroduce a self-sustainable population of salmon appropriate to the catchment.
- To ensure continued monitoring of the species.
To safeguard the quality and quantity of water sufficient for the fish.
To maintain and enhance quality fish habitat, to improve damaged fish habitats and remove barriers which prevent the free passage of fish.
- To raise initial stocking costs of 30k. (EA)
- To stock fry and parr into the River Dove below Rocester weir annually for five years, until a significant number of adult salmon return to spawn. (EA)
To provide advice and publicise the conservation of the species and the correct management. (EA)
To ensure that appropriate Staffordshire LEAPs (i.e. the Dove at this stage) include specific measures for the reintroduction of salmon. (EA)
- Atlantic Salmon are protected under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975, supplemented by the Salmon Act 1986.
- The species is listed under the EC Habitats Directive Annex IIa.
Management, Monitoring, Research and Survey
- The EA continues to safeguard migration routes between the river and the sea. EA maintain a monitoring programme of fish stocks and has developed fisheries strategies for river reaches in Staffordshire and across the country.
To continue to consider the requirements of the salmon when developing Capital Flood Defence Schemes. (EA)
To research the effects of weirs on the passage of migrating fish. (EA)
- To establish where fish passes should be provided to enable the free passage of fish. (EA)
To further research the possibility of fitting a fish pass to Tutbury Weir on the River Dove, to open up a twenty-seven mile stretch for spawning, up to the next weir at Rocester. (EA)
To continue research into maintaining a genetic diversity in stocked fish similar to that found in the wild. (EA)