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What is the River Exe used for?

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Asked by: Tara Ellis

The Exe is an important river for angling (salmon and trout), and yachting is popular on the estuary. Upstream, there are paper and flour mills along its banks.

What lives in the River Exe?

The Exe estuary is renowned nationally as a site of special scientific interest and an important habitat for wading and migrating birds. As a result the estuary is a birdwatcher’s paradise with many species including avocets, curlews, teal, oystercatchers, redshanks, and plovers.

Why is the River Exe called the River Exe?

The name “Exe” is thought to stem from the Latin take on the Brittonic word ‘isca. ‘ This translates either as ‘water’ or ‘abounding in fish’. The Exe is known for its salmon population. Back in 1924, a staggering 61 1/4 pound salmon was caught in the river.

How clean is the River Exe?

The waters in the River Exe are so clean that some areas of it have been classified at times as “A” Grade, meaning that the shellfish could be eaten without depuration.

What fish are in the River Exe?

The River Exe is home to culturally iconic and protected native diadromous migratory fish species, including Atlantic salmon, European eel, two confirmed lamprey species, and brown/sea trout.

Are there salmon in the River Exe?

The large presence of salmon makes the River Exe one of the most valuable rivers in Devon and Cornwall. Salmon use the river to travel to and from their breeding ground in the heart of Exmoor.

Is Exe a virus?

An .exe file can be a virus, but that is certainly not true for all of them. In fact, the majority are safe to use or even necessary for your Windows system to run. It all depends on what is in an .exe file. Basically .exe files are programs that have been translated into machine code (compiled).

Is the River Exe polluted?

The River Exe has been found to be contaminated with microplastics, with 23 pieces collected in approximately an hour. This is one of the findings of a new scientific study released today (June 19) by Greenpeace which reveals that every one of 13 UK rivers tested were contaminated with microplastics.

Is River Exe tidal?

At the start of Exeter’s history, the River Exe was tidal and navigable up to the city walls enabling it to be a busy port.