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LamYorOus18-20: Upstream spawning migration of river lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) in the River Yorkshire Ouse, 2018-2020
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Hull International Fisheries Institute (HIFI), University of Hull: United Kingdom; (2023): Upstream spawning migration of river lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) in the River Yorkshire Ouse, 2018-2020. Marine Data Archive.
Contact: Jubb, William

Availability: This work is licensed under meaning it is under moratorium until 2024-11-05


This study investigated the upstream spawning migration of anadromous river lamprey in the Yorkshire Ouse, a highly dendritic and heavily fragmented tributary of the Humber Estuary (home to one of the largest UK river lamprey populations). The main English lamprey fishery operates within the tidal reaches of the Yorkshire Ouse. The study occurred over two consecutive (2018/19 & 2019/20) and highly contrasting (dry & wet) flow years. River lamprey were either single (PIT only) tagged or double (acoustic and PIT) tagged and released at three different locations. Single tagged lamprey were released at Cawood, downstream of the commercial fishery and Naburn Weir. Double tagged lamprey were evenly split between Cawood, upstream of the first (Naburn Weir) and second (Linton Weir) main river barriers. Overall, the study examined commercial fishery exploitation as well as the catchment-wide migration and the impact if the two large main river barriers on onward migration.


The study covered the river Yorkshire Ouse from Cawood to the fourth weir encountered in the rivers Wharfe (Wetherby Weir) and Nidd (Knaresborough Lido Weirs), the third weir encountered in the River Ure (West Tanfield Weir) and Maunby/Morton Bridge on the River Swale (upstream of both weirs on that tributary). The first barrier on the River Derwent (downstream of Cawood) and rivers Aire and Trent were also monitored.

Biology, Biology > Acoustics, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Fresh water, Acoustic arrays, Acoustic data, Acoustic detection, Acoustic devices, Acoustic tags, Acoustic telemetry, Acoustic tracking, Acoustic tracking systems, Anadromous migrations, Anadromous species, Animal migrations, Barriers, Connectivity analysis, Lampreys, PIT (Passive Integrated Transponder), Potential barriers, Tags, Telemetry systems, Upstream migrations, Weirs, Lampetra Bonnaterre, 1788, Lampetra fluviatilis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Temporal coverage
1 November 2018 - 30 April 2019
1 November 2019 - 30 April 2020

Taxonomic coverage
Lampetra Bonnaterre, 1788 [WoRMS]
Lampetra fluviatilis (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Acoustic detections Methodology
Acoustic detections: Acoustic telemetry

University of Hull; Hull International Fisheries Institute (HIFI), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
European Tracking Network (ETN) data, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2022-11-07
Information last updated: 2023-09-18
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