Firstly, I would like to say hi to all of you SAMARCH blog readers. This’ll be a series of blogs written by me and my colleagues during our placements with the SAMARCH project. My name is Ossi Turunen, I’m a
Sampling of juvenile trout is ongoing as part of the genetics work in WPT2. In July 2018, project partners Bretagne Grands Migrateurs and INRA have sampled both Montafilan and Ic rivers in Côtes d’Armor (Brittany, France), in collaboration with FDAAPPMA22.
After only one month in the water you can see the remarkable growth of sea life that has decided to use our receiver as home.
We have more exciting news on the recovery of Data Storage Tags (DST) from our tagged sea trout kelts.
This morning we had news from one of the five rivers in the SAMARCH project, the Bresle in Normandy, that one of the 5 tagged sea trout kelts we implanted with acoustic and data storage tags (DST) last winter as part of a trial for the technique has returned to the river and was captured by Quentin JOSSET and his team in the fish trap on the lower Bresle.
Students from project partner Agrocampus Ouest in Rennes, France have spent the last few weeks creating a series of videos that explains what the SAMARCH project aims to do. A huge thank you to the students who put a lot of work into creating these videos including trips to the UK to interview key project staff.
As part of the SAMARCH project we are estimating the marine survival rate of the salmon populations in the Channel’s five salmon index rivers, the Frome and Tamar in the UK and Scorff, Bresle and Oir in France.
On the evening of Tuesday 29 May, SAMARCH project partner staff from the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Exeter University and the Environment Agency worked in collaboration with the Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) on board the Tiger Lily to catch sea trout off the coast of Cornwall.
A key part of the SAMARCH Work Package T3 which focusses on improving the models used in England and France to manage salmon stocks, is to provide new information on the growth rates of salmon and also how this changes over time.
One hundred and fifty anglers, researchers and government officials from France and the UK gathered in the beautiful setting of Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, France on the 16th, 17th and 18th of May for the SAMARCH project Forum event.