The June 2019 issue of ‘the River‘ includes: an update on the salmon smolt tracking work of The Tweed Foundation, and news on our latest fund-raising event to help pay for the continuation of the smolt tagging and tracking work next year. Please help us if you can with this important work to find out what happens to our smolts as they travel downstream by purchasing a ticket or two in our 2019 Tweed Raffle. There is more on our participation in the diet analysis study of avian predators. There are reports of a new skin disease being seen on salmon this year in Scotland, and the newsletter tells you how to spot the signs of this. 2019 could also be a year for Pink Salmon – keep an eye open for this species, which is not native to our waters. ‘the River‘ also includes fish counter results and our news on this summer’s electro-fishing monitoring schedule: all welcome to come and see what the fieldwork involves, and to see the fish we find in our productive headwater burns.
2019 is International Year of the Salmon and, as part of the celebrations, we’ll be heading off to the Border Union Show at the end of July. Do please join us there.
And finally, The Tweed Foundation’s 2018 Annual Report has just been published and is available online or in hard copy.