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Chris Matthews I smelt it yesterday in Risca Rachel Princess Aston I didn't smell it
We knew smelt had been recorded occasionally by anglers in the 1970s and 1980s but we were unsure whether a breeding population still existed.
Any anglers catching smelt on the Tyne are asked to carefully return the fish to the water and report their catch to the Environment Agency by emailing Robert.
The abundance of smelt and age-0+ pikeperch was calculated as an average of the number of fish caught per trawled hour.
The greatest yield of smelt (2214 t) over the past decade on the Estonian side of L.
The average TL of age-1 smelt was less than 70 mm in five years, between 70 and 80 mm in four years, and in 2006, when the abundance was low, as high as 85.
But the cause for concern appears to be behind us following a strong smelt run last year and what appears to be an even bigger one now in progress.
The smelt have recovered well," King said Wednesday.
King and other fishery biologists say the smelt population crash was likely triggered by "poor ocean conditions" resulting from a strong El Nino event in the early 1990s.
Male smelt were the first to appear in near-shore spawning areas, with females close behind.
Smelt are very tasty, but also pretty rich so that eating a dozen is very filling.