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 […]

Smolt migration improvements underway at Catrine

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Good news is that the work required at Catrine to improve smolt passage is underway. The Board and ART pressed SEPA to require Catrine Community Renewables to make improvements at Catrine Dam since the scheme was commissioned and while some alterations were made, smolts were still prone to delays in 2019. The original installed bywash […]

Kames mine discharge treatment works revisited

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Last week we highlighted that work had started to refurbish the reed beds at the old colliery atKames near Muirkirk. Today we revsited the sire to see how the works were progressing. The first reed bed has been cleared and most of the old silt, reeds and other solids have been removed. The second bed that […]