First Parr Recorded on the Culter Catchment

July 22, 2016

We were pleased to discover fry on the Culter Catchment last year and today the first survey by Pamlea Esson and her team found a number of parr in the Upper Gormack Burn about 10km above the fish pass on the Culter Dam, which was installed in 2014 to open up new spawning and rearing habitat. The team have several more sites to survey on the catchment and look forward to finding more young salmon, which we will report in due course.

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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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