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Site locations for the National Electrofishing Programme for Scotland (NEPS) and west coast SAC rivers (2018)

Please note this dataset has now been updated, and is available on doi: 10.7489/12112-2. The original material is retained by Marine Scotland, and is available on request, but we recommend updating references and using the updated dataset instead.

Millidine, K. J., Fryer, R. J., Jackson, F. L., Glover, R. S., & Malcolm, I. A. 2018. Site locations for the National Electrofishing Programme for Scotland (NEPS) and west coast SAC rivers (2018). DOI: 10.7489/12112-1

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Marine Scotland has established a programme of research to develop a juvenile assessment method that can be used to determine the status of salmon populations at a range of spatial scales. The National Electrofishing Programme for Scotland (NEPS) provides the electrofishing data required to support this work. NEPS has been designed using a stratified,unequal probability, generalised random tessellation stratified (GRTS) sample. An overview of the network design is provided here: Further details of NEPS and the wider work programme can be found at:

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