Smolt Tagging and Tracking Data Processing Underway

July 07, 2016

The smolt tagging and tracking programme has worked well. This first year of operation was always going to present a variety of technical challenges, and we certainly had our work cut out. From installing traps in the Sheeoch and Beltie Burns, to positioning data receivers in the lower river and harbour we have certainly been on a steep learning curve. 

We have retrieved 12 of the 18 receivers and will remove the last 6 from the harbour later in July. Once that is completed, the number crunching will begin for Trust Manager  Dr Lorraine Hawkins, who will be processing all the data downloaded from the receivers. We will share this in due course. 

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Smolt Tracking Report Shows Interesting Results

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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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