Moray Firth Tracking Project: Predator Studies

Initial findings from the Moray Firth Tracking Project have identified that our smolts are more commonly going missing in still waters. During the final year of this project, we are looking more closely at predator behaviour in and around lochs and canals. In addition to using eDNA to sample bird and mammalian predators, such as cormorants and otters, we will also be monitoring two likely fish predators: brown trout and pike. We will be monitoring the behaviour of these likely…

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Meet our Telemetry Team

Learn more about the scientists behind the AST’s Tracking Projects! Lorna Wilkie: Salmon and Sea Trout Tracking Co-ordinator We are… More

Our Solid Commitment to Putting #WildSalmonFirst

The coronavirus may test us and postpone our work, but our dedication towards supporting our salmon continues. In light of Covid-19 we have made the difficult decision to pause our tracking work for 2020 and will be back in time for next year’s Spring smolt run…. More

International Year of the Salmon

International Year of the Salmon   Scottish Environment Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, celebrated the Scottish launch of the International Year of… More

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