Hi. Lots of exciting things going on at the Trust this year (well, exciting to us). We’re finishing off the reports for last year’s projects on Mull and the Lower Firth of Lorn, which will be available through this website shortly(ish).
Our big projects for this year are habitat surveys and electrofishing in the rivers around Loch Fyne, and we’ll also be runninng Rivers in the Classroom alongside the surveys in local schools. Still in Loch Fyne, we’re part of a project looking at the distribution of sea lice in the loch, which will help us understand what happens to salmon and sea trout when they leave the rivers.
In the Awe catchment, we’re doing a lot of work to understand the many factors that affect wild salmon and trout populations. Also, work starts next month on dealing with some of the invasive non-native plants that blight the river and loch areas. More on that next month.
At the moment, we’re surveying for sea trout in coastal waters, so if you see a red truck towing a boat called “Deirdre”, give us a beep.
Finally, our assistant biologist, Tony, is deserting us next week for pastures new. His position will be advertised on this site shortly, so if you fancy a job that involves working in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK, get your CVs dusted down and updated.
Good luck, Tony! (splitter)
Source: Argyll Fisheries Trust – Latest news