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2. The Salmon Five Point Approach

Q2.2a. To what extent do you agree with the summary of the current state of salmon stocks and the supporting information provided in Appendix 2?

Please select one item
Ticked Wholly
Partially
Not at all
Please give your reasons and any evidence you have to support your answer.
We all need to make a collective contribution with reference to supporting any initiative to maintain stocks and/or improve them. Education is the main 'tool' to improve awareness of the present scenario.

3. Deciding which salmon stocks need further protection

Q3.2a. To what extent do you agree that a salmon stock should be subject to additional protection from net/fixed engine and rod exploitation if it is classified as either At Risk or Probably at Risk of failing to meet its Management Objective?

Please select one item
Ticked Wholly
Partially
Not at all
Please give your reasons and any evidence you have to support your answer. If you would like to provide us with an alternative approach then please do so.
To support 'all' initiatives.

4. Review of existing National Salmon Byelaws

Q4.2a. Do you agree with the proposal to renew without amendments the existing National Salmon Byelaws to protect spring salmon stocks?

Please select one item
Ticked Wholly
Partially
Not at all
Please give your reasons and any evidence you have to support your answer.
Once again, all initiatives welcome.

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

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?

Please provide us with details of both financial and cultural (i.e. traditions within your community and / or how you spend time within your local environment). Ideally, please use the last 5 years of income to support your answer.
N/A

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)?

If there are any please provide us with an estimated breakdown of the costs you would incur to switch to a different target species. Please indicate whether you would need to purchase quotas / different equipment.
N/A

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.

These impacts could be either financial and / or social. Ideally, please use the last 5 years of income to support your answer.
N/A

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.

Please provide details of these and why you would find them preferable to the possible options set out in Section 5.2: Table 2.
N/A

6.2. Possible options for rod fisheries - catch and release of salmon

Q6.2g (This question is for salmon anglers). Would you stop fishing for salmon if the proposed levels of catch and release were implemented (see Section 6.2: Table 6)?

Please select all that apply
Ticked No (I wouldn’t stop fishing whichever option was implemented)
Yes, if Option 1 was implemented
Yes, if Option 2 was implemented
Yes, if Option 3 was implemented
Yes, if Option 4 was implemented
Please tell us which river(s) you fish for salmon on.
River Lune

Q6.2h (This question is for salmon anglers). Would you consider moving to a river where lower levels of catch and release were required?

Please select one item
Yes
Ticked No
I don't know
If you wish, please provide us with your reasons for your answer.
Distance travelled would be too much.