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Title: Population estimates of juvenile salmonids in the Corrib system 1981
Authors: Browne, J
Gallagher, P
Keywords: Leaflet
Issue Date: 1982
Publisher: Department of Fisheries and Forestry (Trade and Information Section)
Citation: Browne, J. & Gallagher, P., "Population estimates of juvenile salmonids in the Corrib system 1981", Irish Fisheries Leaflet, Department of Fisheries and Forestry (Trade and Information Section) 115
Series/Report no.: Irish Fisheries Leaflet;115
Abstract: This is the third in a series of reports regarding the stocks of juvenile salmonids in the Corrib system. During the 1981 season fourteen tributaries were surveyed and in two cases upstream and downstream reaches were examined. These included three which had not been studied previously: the Failmore, Letterfore and Black. The methods were identical to those used in 1979 and 1980. As in the previous years the rivers were selected because they were known salmon holding tributaries and do not reflect trout numbers in the system. The population numbers are assessed by electrically fishing a selected area. The fish caught are marked by fin clipping and allowed to re-mix with the fish in the stream. The next day fishing is repeated in the same place and the proportion of marked to unmarked fish gives an estimate of the population. While it is not essential that river conditions remain the same on both days it does help the accuracy of the estimate. There is a tendency for fish to move out of their home territories during floods. Population surveys yield the best results when a large proportion of the tagged fish are recovered. Ideal electro fishing conditions are low water, overcast sky and similar river conditions on both days.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10793/515
ISSN: 0332-1789
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