Managing salmon fisheries in England and on the Border Esk

Closes 9 Oct 2017

5.2. Possible options for salmon net and fixed engine fisheries - across England and the Border Esk

This section relates to net and fixed engine fisheries in England and on the Border Esk, except the North East Coast Net Fishery.

If you fish in the North East Coast Net Fishery or your business is soley supported by it, please answer the questions in Section 5.3.

Questions 5.2a, 5.2b. 5.2e to 5.2k are for net and fixed engine fishermen.

Questions 5.2c and 5.2l are for businesses that are supplied with wild salmon and sea trout from English and Border Esk fisheries.

Questions 5.2d, 5.2m and 5.2n are for net and fixed engine fishermen and the businesses that they supply to.

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Q5.2a (This question is for net and fixed engine fishermen). If you were no longer able to fish for salmon or sea trout, what would be the consequences for you?

Q5.2b (This question is for net and fixed engine fishermen). What are the opportunities for you to fish for other species if you could no longer fish for salmon or sea trout (e.g. white fish or crustaceans)?

Q5.2c (This is for businesses that are supplied with wild salmon and sea trout from English and Border Esk fisheries). Please provide details of the impact of stopping the supply of salmon and sea trout from the English fisheries that you buy from.

Q5.2d (This is for net and fixed engine fishermen). Please provide any other options for reducing the exploitation of salmon by your fishery that you would like us to consider.

Q5.2e (This question is for net and fixed engine fishermen). Do you consider that your fishing gear and how it is fished enables salmon to be released alive immediately after capture?

Q5.2f (This question is for net and fixed engine fishermen). Do you fish in attendance with your nets or do you set them and return?

Q5.2g (This question is for net and fixed engine fishermen). Do you currently release salmon as a result of existing controls on your fishery?

Q5.2h (This question is for net and fixed engine fishermen). What type of gear do you use when fishing for salmon and/or sea trout? Please provide details.

Q5.2i (This question is for net and fixed engine fishermen). Do you consider that your fishing gear and how it is fished enables salmon to be released with minimal damage?

Q5.2j (This question is for net and fixed engine fishermen). Would altering your gear make it easier to release and/or cause less damage to salmon?

Q5.2k (This question is for net and fixed engine fishermen). If you could release salmon and continue to take the sea trout that you catch would you continue to fish for sea trout?

Q5.2l (This is for businesses that are supplied with wild salmon and sea trout from English and Border Esk fisheries). Please provide details of the impact of stopping the supply of salmon only from the English and Border Esk fisheries that you buy from.

Q5.2m (this question is for both businesses and net and fixed engine fishermen that are supplied with / catch wild salmon and sea trout from Fisheries in England and on the Border Esk). If fishing for salmon was required to cease, is there a date later than 2018 that would be economically easier to work towards?

Q5.2n (this question is for both businesses and net and fixed engine fishermen that are supplied with / catch wild salmon and sea trout from Fisheries in England and on the Border Esk). How long do you consider the measures covering a fishery should be in place for?