Summarising some of the work that The Tweed Foundation has undertaken during the month……..
Management Plan: Writing and updating sections of the draft, new, Tweed Fisheries Management Plan (RC); Analyses of fish damage and health data (RC); Catch records analyses (RC); Preparation and organisation for installation of new fish counter on the Ettrick (JH); planning and preparation for installation of a smolt trap (JH); Gala fish counter data processing for annual totals (JH); Write up of 2017 electro-fishing monitoring reports(JH); Tweed temperature logger downloads (KG); Brown trout acoustic tracking(KG); Upper Tweed trap maintenance (KG); Trout catch log book data 2017 analysis (KG); Upper Tweed trout catch analysis and Newsletter production (KG); Write up of 2017 electro-fishing data for the trout burns and minor obstacle removals’ work (KG). Evaluation of a dual beam fish counter (JH).
Consultancy: Reporting on wind farm monitoring work undertaken (JH).
Education: Scale reading course preparation and delivery for SFCC (RC); Presentation to Jedburgh Probus Club(JH).
Meetings: Invasive Non-native species meeting with SEPA & other agencies (RC); Meeting with other agencies re offshore wind farms (RC); Conservation Limits meeting with Marine Scotland Science (RC); TTGI Steering Group meeting (KG); Tracking & Telemetry Group meeting (KG).
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