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Tweed BioBlog: Traps, fishways and a government review.

Monday 21st:  Still on traps, though on duty last week, but James away today and unable to do this part of his rota.  Nothing at Tweedsmuir, the burn getting very low, which is not migration-friendly,  had to replace the temperature datalogger […]

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Tweed BioBlog: The first smolts of the season.

Thursday 17th April: First handful of salmon smolts at the Tinnis trap – it always seems to be same, we get the first smolts at this trap in the headwaters at the same time we get the first reports of […]

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Tweed Bioblog : Birds, flows and fish

Monday 14th April: On traps duty this week, so out to check and clean the Tweedsmuir one and put the Tinnis one back in (as we can’t get  a complete sample of the passing smolts there anyway, only a sample, […]

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Tweed BioBlog: Lots of Small Stuff

  Wednesday – Friday 9th – 11th April:  A very mixed variety of work, from e-mail discussions with counterparts in other Trusts about a national Sea-trout programme to sorting out my poster for the IFM Lamprey conference in York next […]

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Tweed BioBlog: Freshets and the Baltic

Monday 7th April: In the morning delivered our electric-fishing gear to the Faskally laboratory (by Pitlochry) for collection by a biologist from one of the northern Trusts who was going there later today and would deliver it to the maintenance electricians […]

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Tweed BioBlog : Admin and Swedes

Friday 4th April: The monthly joint staff meeting with the RTC in the morning,  admin and e-mails in the afternoon. An online discussion going on between the Trust biologists about a national Sea-trout survey / report. One of our partners […]

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Tweed BioBlog: Admin and Spots

Thursday 3rd April: A flurry of activity about sampling sick fish as reports from the North of fish with head lesions coming in, so a quick check on the sampling equipment and revision of the samples  needed. Otherwise admin work […]