This is the report from the Lune, Wyre and Furness Fisheries Advisory Committee meeting, which was held on the 24th October, 1977. It covers fisheries income and expenditure, licence duties, and information on possible reasons for the apparent depletion of fish stocks on the River Leven. It also comments on the progress report on goosanders and mergansers and the consequent effect they were having on fisheries, net licences, erosion and a brief summary of the present situation of the development of coarse angling on Halton Fishery. Also covered is the report by the area fisheries officer on fisheries activities which includes information on fishing conditions, Skerton Weir, Forge Weir Fish Counter, fish mortalities and the construction of the fishery groynes in the River Lune. The report also includes the numbers of fish passing through counting stations at Haverthwaite and Halton, migratory fish propagation and information on the stocking of salmon and sea trout into the Kent, Leven, Crake, Duddon, Keer, Wyre and Lune watershed, and the Lakes of Windermere, Esthwaite and Grasmere watersheds.
The Fisheries Advisory Committee was part of the Regional Water Authorities, in this case the North West Water Authority. This preceded the Environment Agency which came into existence in 1996.
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