Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Volume 5 Number 6: Collation of Available Datasets on Smolt Populations in Scotland to Assess Migration Run Times

This project was undertaken in the context of the National Research and Monitoring Strategy for Diadromous Fish (NRMSD) to investigate the potential for interactions between diadromous fish and wind, wave and tidal renewable energy developments.


Fisheries Trusts and other organisations invested a number of hours and in many cases multiple days in preparing meta and raw data for this project. The SFCC wish to thank the following organisations for their direct involvement:

Ayrshire Rivers Trust

Cromarty Firth Fisheries Trust

Findhorn, Nairn & Lossie Fisheries Trust

Galloway Fisheries Trust

Heriot Watt University / Malcolm Thomson (Orkney)

Inverness College UHI (River Carron)

Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries Trust

Lochaber Fisheries Trust

Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust

River Annan Trust

Spey Foundation

Tweed Foundation

West Sutherland Fisheries Trust

Wester Ross Fisheries Trust

The SFCC wish to thank Scottish and Southern Energy PLC for support provided to several trap installations reported within this project. In addition, Scottish Natural Heritage should be acknowledged here for their contribution to smolt monitoring activities.

The SFCC also wish to thank all further Fisheries Trusts and District Salmon Fishery Boards who do not currently collect smolt data for their involvement in this project. The contribution of these organisations in helping to achieve coverage and nil returns of all major river systems in Scotland is gratefully acknowledged.

In compiling this report I would like thank the SFCC Management Committee for their support and advice. I also wish to thank Donna-Claire Hunter and Iain Malcolm (Marine Scotland Science) for their on-going support, technical advice and patience.


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