A video guide to identifying farmed salmon

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust has produced a video guide detailing the key indicators that can be used to distinguish farmed from wild salmon. The latest escape of salmon from the Carradle fish farm are beginning to turn up in our rivers so keep an eye out for them. Under the Conservation Regulations introduced in 2016 by […]

Wild or Farmed?

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust received a video call today from an angler who had just caught a salmon on the Irvine that he thought may be a farmed fish escaped from Carradale 3 weeks ago. Impressed   by his ingenuity we  quickly were able to confirm that indeed this was an escaped farmed salmon and it […]

Fish Farm escapes at Carradale, Firth of Clyde

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust are working closely with Fishery Management Scotland, other neighbouring Trusts and DSFBs to respond to the fish farm escape of salmon into the Forth of Clyde at Carradale. MOWI have now managed to assess all cages and provided a count on the fish they have lost. Over 48,000 salmon around 4.3kg in […]

New baffles to improve fish passage

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Mauchline and Ballochmyle Angling Club collaborated with Ayrshire Rivers Trust to improve fish migration into the Bogend Burn at Catrine where two culverts in the lower burn prevented most fish from migrating upstream. The Club secured funding from Cumnock and Doon Valley Minerals Trust to  allow both culverts to be retro fitted with baffle systems […]