September 2013 Aberlour Meeting Electrofishing presentation

The presentation on the electrofishing surveys and an assessment of our juvenile stock status can be viewed here. Some updates to the tables have been incorporated as we were still in the midst of our electrofishing programme at the time of the public meeting.

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There are 3 comments for this article
  1. Gordon Mackenzie at 1:26 pm

    Am I right in thinking that if the river area above Spey Dam was restocked and the problems with Spey Dam rectified, then it would be possible to dramatically increase the Spey smolt production without the usual risks posed by restocking?
    Aside from apparent issues in a few small tributaries, the rest of the Spey system appears in good health.

    • Brian Shaw Author at 8:16 pm

      Hi Gordon,
      Above Spey Dam is the major problem area in the Spey. But you are right, we feel that with some improvements to the hydro structures and water management the prospects of salmon smolts finding their way down river would be better. Given these improvements a carefully designed plan to restock in the excellent habitat up there could be very interesting. You might have to look at one of the nearby tributaries to provide stock as there are not many fish to be found in the upper Spey now.
      Best regards
      Brian

  2. Anthony Tinsley at 11:15 am

    Well done, team, a lot of hard work.

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