Monitoring of lamprey in the Solway SAC 2015.

Published online
09 Aug 2022
Published by
Natural England
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Napier-Munn, T. & O'Keeffe, N.

Publication language
England & UK


This publication providea an up-to-date data on ammocoete populations and habitat of the Solway Firth river lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) populations within the associated riverine environments to inform the condition assessment of the species. The report on the study presented in this document focused on the freshwater part of the life-cycle through studies on the ammocoete populations and associated habitats and would cover the Eden, Esk, Waver and Wampool River systems, which all empty into the Solway Firth from England. Following Natural England specifications however, priority was given to the River Eden catchment, as it is considered to be the most important river for the Solway Firth lamprey population.

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