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Salmon and Sea Trout fishery Statistics - Rod and Line (released) catch

doi: 
10.7489/1910-1

The time series for released rod catch runs from 1994 to the most recently published season. The data are the summations of reports from individual fisheries. No attempt has been made to correct for non-returns or incomplete information held in the register of proprietors and occupiers. We have no comprehensive time series of fishing effort information associated with the rod & line fishery.

Reported catches are provided at the finest geographical (fishery district) and time (month) scales consistently available. Fishery districts correspond either to a single river catchment together with adjacent coast or to groups of neighbouring river catchments and associated coastline. Districts may be further aggregated into Regions. (Collecting the Marine Scotland [Salmon and Sea Trout Fishery Statistics Topic Sheet #67], http://www.gov.scot/Topics/marine/Publications/TopicSheets/tslist). Districts are characterised by Name, District ID and Report Order. Ordering the data with respect to “Report Order” sorts the Districts spatially. Districts are ordered counter-clockwise starting with the Tweed as Report Order 1.

The categories by which sea trout data have been reported have varied through the time series (Topic Sheet #67.) Finnock catches have been reported since 2004. Finnock are sea trout which have spent less than a year at sea and making their first return to fresh water. They may also be known as whitling or herling.

Catches of farmed salmon and grilse have been reported since 1994.

Citation: 
Marine Scotland. 2017. Salmon and Sea Trout fishery Statistics - Rod and Line (released) catch data. DOI: 10.7489/1910-1

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Publisher
Modified Date
2017-05-05
Release Date
2017-04-28
Frequency
Annually
Identifier
63c2b408-ec48-444e-9b96-396feb185a38
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-9.31640625 55.528630522572, -9.31640625 61.12201916813, 0.791015625 61.12201916813, 0.791015625 55.528630522572))
Temporal Coverage
Tuesday, January 1, 1952 - 00:00 to Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 00:00
License
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Granularity
Annual
Author
Marine Scotland
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Fishery statistics for a given season are published in the following April. Historical data will be updated each April with the publication of the following year’s data.

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Marine Scotland Science
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Public Access Level
Public