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Catch Records — Facts Or Myths?

  • Alex T. Bielak
  • Geoff Power

Abstract

The ideal barometer of Atlantic salmon management success would be complete and accurate records of how many, where and what sizes of salmon were caught in the past, the types of gear used and the effort expended. While such records would prove most helpful, they still would not be easy to interpret due to varying response times to management decisions, and the confounding effects of climate and other environmental influences on salmon stock density and behaviour. The scarcity of good records and the difficulty of interpreting them provides a real challenge, stimulating both the historian and the detective in us to sort myth from reality, trying to provide a reliable background against which present day results can be judged.

Keywords

Atlantic Salmon Terrestrial Ecology Catch Statistic Salmon Stock Salmon Fishery 
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© The Atlantic Salmon Trust 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex T. Bielak
    • 1
  • Geoff Power
    • 2
  1. 1.The Atlantic Salmon FederationMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Dept of BiologyUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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