Translocating fry

Last year we translocated wild salmon fry on the Girvan from high density areas to tributary sites lacking salmon. There were no underlying problems to address other than a lack of salmon spawning in these burns. This could be as a result of declining numbers returning from the sea and the burns not filling as far up as they used to or possibly as a result of water flow at the time the salmon intended to run. There are difficult cascades and a series of small falls that are only passable in certain flows; if the fish were too late…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – Translocating fry