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Tweed Foundation Biology Work – June & July 2019

Summarising some of the work The Tweed Foundation has undertaken during the last two months………….

Management Plan: Electro-fishing administration (JH), NEPS (National Electro-fishing Programme for Scotland) survey sites (JH, KG), manual tracking of acoustic tagged salmon smolts (JH), acoustic tagging and tracking of Brown trout (KG), Brown trout spot pattern recognition study data entry (KG), national temperature monitoring scheme temperature logger downloads (KG), work on the Brown trout appendices for the management plan (RC), background paper on seal predation (RC).

Education: Border Union Agricultural Show (RC, JH, KG), Tweed Foundation Benefactors Day (RC, JH, KG), Glendale Agricultural Society Children’s Day (KG), Tweedstart angling development day – Morebattle Primary (KG), Bulby’s Wood (Northumberland National Park) electro-fishing and fish identification demonstration (KG), electro-fishing and freshwater invertebrate demonstration – Priorsford Primary (KG), Presentation on Brown Trout Spot Pattern Recognition to Wear Fisheries Forum and to the Northumberland branch of the Fly Tiers Guild (KG), Marine Science Scotland Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory Open Day (RC).

Meetings/Seminars:  NASCO annual conference “Managing the Atlantic Salmon in a Rapidly Changing Environment” in Tromso, Norway (JH), Berwick Harbour works consultation (RC), EA model T-net trial consultation (RC), RTC Council Meeting (RC), SEPA Smolt Workshop (RC).

Contract Work: Wind Farm Fish Survey (JH).

Accepting the cup for the best stand at show at the Border Union Agricultural Show

A NEPS electro-fishing site on the Allan Water

This 42cm (17″) Brown trout from the Gala AA water was acoustic tagged on the 4th June. Tracking receivers will pick up its spawning migration at the end of the fishing season.