Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Presentation: Adult salmon monitoring on the Frome

Stephen Gregory from our fisheries team recently delivered a presentation about adult salmon monitoring on the Frome during his time spent with INRA Rennes in France. You can see the slides here:

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

New Photos from the GWCT Salmon & Trout Research Centre

Three of our newest members of staff visited our Research Centre at East Stoke on the River Frome this morning and took a few pictures:

The counting station on the Frome where adult salmon are recorded.

Senior Fisheries Scientist William Beaumont demonstrates some of the equipment used to monitor fish.

A pipe from the compressor used to create the bubble curtain that helps separate large and small fish for monitoring purposes.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

VIDEO: 84cm Atlantic Salmon swimming through counter

Side view of an 84cm Atlantic Salmon swimming through the fish counter at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust's Salmon and Trout Research Centre on the River Frome at East Stoke, Dorset.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

First MorFish newsletter published

The first MorFish newsletter has been published by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.

The newsletter details the work our scientists are conducting in partnership with fisheries scientists at INRA, a French government research agency.

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Introducing the MorFish Project

Atlantic salmon populations have declined considerably across much of North America and Europe since the 1990s, some by over 70%.

We’ve joined forces with a team of French scientists at Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), and will be monitoring Atlantic salmon populations over the next three years.

The aim of the project, entitled MorFish, is to harmonise and therefore improve the way salmon data is collected and analysed across three rivers – the Frome, the Scorff and the Oir.

This will provide us with a better understanding of the causes of salmon population decline and inform us on how we can help the management of that decline.

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