Loch Ken Fisheries Study

Galloway Fisheries Trust have been commissioned under the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Project to undertake the 'Loch Ken Fisheries Study'.

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Skunk cabbage

An invasive plant species that has the capacity to block waterways if left unchecked.

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Trout parr

Commonly found across Dumfries and Galloway

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Salmon parr

Salmon parr found across Dumfries and Galloway

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Sparling

Sparling on the Cree spawning ground

‘Saving the Sparling’ Project

Welcome


The aim of the Galloway Fisheries Trust is to restore and maintain aquatic biodiversity, particularly native fish, in Galloway by means of practical, responsible and sustainable approaches to land, water and fishery management, based on sound science, for the benefit of the community as a whole.

The Galloway Fisheries Trust is an environmental charity which was set up in 1988 by four local District Salmon Fishery Boards in the South West of Scotland with common problems and aims.

Since then the Trust has expanded and now covers a wide range of work which covers most of Dumfries and Galloway's rivers and still waters including the Border Esk.

The core river catchments on which we carry out the majority of our work are: the River Luce, River Bladnoch, River Cree, Water of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire Dee, River Urr, Water of App, Piltanton Burn and the Border Esk.

The aims of our remit are met by undertaking practical works, education initiatives, focussed research projects and delivering key services to member waters and the wider community.  Evidence based management underpins this work program. Since 2019 GFT have been completing work on the Annan catchment and providing scientific advise to the Annan DSFB

 

 

Latest News


Biodiversity Challenge Fund Habitat Restoration Project

The aims of this project are to improve both instream and riparian habitats for both salmonids and freshwater pearl mussels; freshwater pearl mussels are now a critically endangered species and there are very few known populations remaining in Scotland.

The Spring Sparling Project 2020

This sparling themed community engagement and education drive project, supported by the Co-op local community fund, has been a sucess this spring (even though the sparling eluded us).

The Search for Sparling Update

Heavy rain and higher river levels could wreak havoc for this years's spawning event!

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