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The Scottish Mink Initiative

The Scottish Mink Initiative is a community based project which works with local communities, wildlife and fisheries managers, landowners, schools, householders and local interest groups. The Initiative aims to safeguard local businesses and livelihoods which are dependent on wildlife tourism, … Continue reading

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Seashore festival photos

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Seashore festival photos

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Meig smolt trap

Meig smolt research A Rotary Screw Trap has been installed on the River Meig upstream of Loch Meig this spring. The intention is to tag some of the smolts migrating downstream with electronic PIT tags and monitor their passage and … Continue reading

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Royal Visit

Royal Visit HRH Princess Anne visited the Conon and was shown some of the work of the Cromarty Board and Trust by Lord Nickson and members of staff. The visit included a demonstration of the Mayfly in the Classroom project … Continue reading

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Sea trout

              Sea Trout fishing in the sea   In recent months there has been an increase in rod and line fishing for sea trout in the sea around the Moray Firth.  It has become … Continue reading

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River Bran smolt trapping

River Bran smolt trapping There appears to be a strong smolt run this spring with nearly 8,000 smolts trapped at the  Bran smolt trap near Achanalt by early May.  The smolts are transported by road (past a hydro dam which … Continue reading

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Scale reading news

Moray Firth Trout Initiative News Follow the link below to the Moray Firth Trout Initiative Newsletter.  This edition has an excellent report on scale reading research in the region.  This research is only possible because of the cooperation of local … Continue reading

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Fry Planting

Fry Planting This year’s fry planting on the Conon is well underway.  Large areas of the Conon catchment are dependent on a mitigation stocking programme which has been running for more than 50 years.   This programme has proved successful … Continue reading

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Meig smolt trapping

Meig Smolt Trapping This year in addition to our long term smolt tagging project on the River Bran, we are running a smolt tagging project on the River Meig.  To do this a Rotary Screw Trap has been installed upstream … Continue reading

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Bran smolt trap open

                        River Bran Smolt Trapping started The Smolt trap on the River Bran at Achanalt was opened on the 31st of march.  This trap is used to catch the … Continue reading

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