Assessing the status of Atlantic salmon in the Aberdeenshire River Dee from electrofishing data
Data Type:Marine Scotland Data Portal
Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Vol 7 No 30
Salmon fry densities on the river Dee were estimated from juvenile electrofishing data using a capture probability model initially developed in 2015. The resulting density estimates were compared to two potential reference levels that also varied by habitat; (1) a mean National Reference, and (2) a Dee Reference. Despite the limitations of the current approach, it provides useful insights into status of salmon on the River Dee and with future developments will offer a useful assessment to complement those based on adult returns.
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