Managing salmon fisheries in England and on the Border Esk

Closes 9 Oct 2017

5.3. Possible options for salmon net and fixed engine fisheries - North East Coast Net Fishery

This section is specifically for the North East Coast Net Fishery.

Questions 5.3a and 5.3b are for North East Coast drift net licence holders.

Questions 5.3c to 5.3i are for North East Coast beach net licence holders.

Question 5.3j is for businesses that are supplied with wild salmon and sea trout from the North East Coast Fishery.

Questions 5.3k and 5.3l are for North East Coast drift and beach net licence holders and the businesses that they supply to.

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Q5.3a (This question is for North East Coast drift net licence holders). What implications would the closure of the drift net fishery prior to the end of the 2022 season have for you?

Q5.3b (This question is for North East Coast drift net licence holders). Are there opportunities for you to fish for other species (e.g. white fish or crustaceans) if the drift net fishery closed prior to the end of the 2022 season?

Q5.3c (This question is for North East Coast beach net licence holders). Do you consider that your fishing gear and how it is fished enables salmon to be released alive immediately after capture?

Q5.3d (This question is for North East Coast beach net licence holders). Do you consider that your fishing gear and how it is fished enables salmon to be released with minimal damage?

Q5.3e (This question is for North East Coast beach net licence holders). With regard to the release of salmon and any damage that is caused, is there a difference in damage if it is grilse or multi sea winter salmon that are caught?

Q5.3f (This question is for North East Coast beach net licence holders). Would altering your gear or the way it is fished make it easier to release and/or cause less damage to salmon?

Q5.3g (This question is for North East Coast beach net licence holders). If you could release salmon and continue to take the sea trout that you catch would you continue to fish for sea trout?

Q5.3h (This question is for North East Coast beach net licence holders). What implications would the closure of the beach net fishery have for you?

Q5.3i (This question is for North East Coast beach net licence holders). Are there opportunities for you to fish for other species (e.g. white fish or crustaceans) if the beach net fishery were to close?

Q5.3j (This is for businesses that are supplied with wild salmon and sea trout from the North East Coast Net Fishery). Please provide details of the impact of the stopping of supply of salmon only from the North East Coast fishery.

Q5.3k (This question is for North East Coast drift and beach net fishermen and the businesses that they supply to). If fishing was required to cease, is there a date later than 2018 that would be economically easier to work towards?

Q5.3l (This question is for North East Coast drift and beach net fishermen and the businesses that they supply to). Are there other options for reducing the exploitation of salmon by your fishery that you would like us to consider?