Electrofishing Programme in Full Swing

July 14, 2016

The summer months are some of our busiest. It is a particularly hectic time for  Field Officer Pamela Esson and her team,  as it is when the annual electrofishing programme is delivered.  Electrofishing is the River Dee Trust's primary means of assessing the health of fish populations in the catchment.

There is a lot of data associated with the electrofishing programme. This will be compiled and analysed  towards the end of the year. We know there will be much interest in this year's results following Storm Frank and we will share this important information as soon as possible. Early indications are positive, but we will have a clearer picture once all the data has been processed.

We are also looking forward to surveying the Culter catchment. We installed a pass on the Culter Burn in in 2014 and were delighted to find fry there in 2015 and are very keen to learn how they have developed as parr.

Read more about juvenille fish populations on the Dee catchment here.

Pink salmon update

September 07, 2017

​With the news and social media rife with the invasion of Pacific pink salmon, we want to give people an update on the situation on the Dee and what we are doing about it. The situation has developed rapidly in the last month.

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Smolt Tracking Report Shows Interesting Results

October 11, 2016

The smolt tagging and tracking project is a three year programme of work. Fifty smolts, captured in the lower catchment, were fitted with internal acoustic tags and tracked in spring 2016. These smolts were tracked as they migrated through the lower 22 miles of the Dee and inner harbour.

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Tackling Non Native Invasives

July 05, 2016

Tackling invasive non-native plants along the banks of the River Dee – such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam and North American skunk cabbage - has become a priority for the River Office because of their potential impact on our river and its existing, native species.

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