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.
December 08, 2016
As a charity, the River Dee Trust has to raise funds to support its work on the River Dee. We have been humbled by the level of support throughout the year. In the last couple of months, we have had two fundraising events, which have raised £11500, all thanks to the community and River Dee family.
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.
September 21, 2016
A fantastic effort by Costain volunteers helps Dee Trust in our efforts to combat destructive invasive species
August 25, 2016
The River Dee ghillies have been giving time to help the next generation of anglers
July 07, 2016
The first year of the smolt tagging and tracking project is nearly complete.
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.