River Conon salmon monitoring and restocking

Region:

Ross and Cromarty, River Conon, Ross-shire

Habitats:

Partners:

The Conon District Salmon Fishery Board, Scottish Fisheries Co-ordination Centre

Project Description

The Conon District Salmon Fishery Board and Scottish Fisheries Co-ordination Centre have carried out habitat surveys of all river systems running into the Cromarty Firth. Since 1996, the Conon DSFB has undertaken annual electro-fishing surveys to determine the distribution of species and densities of juvenile salmonids.

The Conon District Salmon Fishery Board carries out salmon monitoring, restocking and tagging on an ongoing basis, and has carried out a channel restoration and riparian woodland project to improve spawning habitat at Dunglass Island on the lower section of the river.

The area’s freshwater pearl mussel population has been surveyed and Scottish Natural Heritage uses the results to guide any river engineering works requiring planning permission.

SNH and the Conon DSFB carried out a lamprey survey in 2003 and 2004.

 

Funder Information

The Conon District Salmon Fishery Board, Scottish Fisheries Co-ordination Centre, The Highland Council

Highland Environment Forum

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