Summarising some of the work that The Tweed Foundation has undertaken during the month…….
Management Plan: Timed electro-fishing monitoring (J Hunt, K Galt, R Brydon); Toddle Burn electro-fishing monitoring work, post-easements (K Galt); Halk Burn and Cockholm Burn easements planning (K Galt); Netting & Tagging at Paxton House Fishery (R Campbell); Catch record analyses (R Campbell); Work on 6th Edition of the Tweed & Eye Fisheries, Fisheries Management Plan (R Campbell).
Consultancy, Consultations & Work in Conjunction with other agencies: Fish samples collected for SEPA to monitor persistent organic pollutants (J Hunt); Wind farm contract monitoring work; Development of scale-reading teaching materials for the SFCC (R Campbell). Response to EA Consultation on Managing Salmon Fisheries in England and on the Border Esk (where concerns Tweed) (R Campbell). Collection of tissue samples from Pink Salmon caught on Tweed for Marine Scotland Science study ( J Hunt).
Education: Presentation at the Salmon Festival public lecture, Inverness (R Campbell).
Meetings: Tweed Trout & Grayling Initiative steering group meeting (K Galt); Moray Firth Sawmill Duck meeting and presentation of Tweed project proposal (J Hunt); Tweed Boatmen’s Meeting (J Hunt, K Galt).
Further information on The Tweed Foundation, including detailed reports and the full Tweed Fisheries Management Plan can be found on its dedicated website.