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Tweed BioBlog – the end of fieldwork for 2015

14th -30th November 2015 : The end of fieldwork, the trout traps finishing with the end of spawning. Unusually, both the Peebles and Tweedsmuir traps had the odd Salmon in them this year as well. The Tweedsmuir result was minimum estimate […]

Tweed BioBlog – mainly in the office

Monday 9th – Friday 13th November 2015: Monday – on leave. Tuesday – in the office mainly finishing off the report on the lamprey of the Till, James is on traps duty this week. Wednesday – with Nick around the […]

Tweed BioBlog : Trout traps

Tweed BioBlog : Trout traps

Monday 2nd – Friday 6th November 2015: On trout trap duty this week. Monday – Seven females trapped coming downstream in the Tweedsmuir trap today. It’s clear now that my joinery failure with the trap door, which broke during the one […]

Tweed BioBlog: Conservation Limits

Monday 26th – Friday 30th October 2015: Monday – On leave: Tuesday – a meeting with MSS at the Faskally laboratory along with my counterparts from the Spey and Dee and the Lochaber and Galloway Trusts to discuss the new Conservation […]

Tweed BioBlog: At the 2nd International Sea-trout Symposium

Thursday 22nd October 2015: The last day of the conference, with Sessions on “Monitoring and Surveillance” ; “Threat Assessment” (which I chaired) and “Looking Ahead“. One of the papers in the “Threats” session was on Sea-lice from Salmon farming in […]