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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Salmon parr

Salmon parr found across Dumfries and Galloway

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Trout parr

Commonly found across Dumfries and Galloway

Gallery

Sparling

Sparling on the Cree spawning ground

‘Saving the Sparling’ Project

Skunk cabbage

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

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Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy describes how we use your personal information. We are committed to ensuring the privacy of our customers and users of our website. This policy may change occasionally so please check this statement regularly for any updates that may affect you.

What we collect

We collect personal information from you through your communications with Galloway Fisheries Trust. This includes when you contact us by telephone, submit details via the contact form on the website and any e-mails that you send us.

Our website uses the Google Analytics cookie to track your use of the website in order that we may improve the overall user experience. No personal information is automatically collected or stored by our website.

Any personal information you have submitted online, via enquiry form or e-mail, is delivered to us by e-mail and is stored locally at our office in Fisheries House, Newton Stewart.

The Galloway Fisheries Trust (GFT) in pursuance of its charitable objects needs to process personal data.  The GFT accepts that it is a data controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation and that it must comply with the following six principles for the handling of personal data:

  • fairly and lawfully processed
  • processed for limited purposes
  • adequate and relevant and limited to what is necessary
  • accurate and where necessary up to date
  • not kept in a way that people can be identified from it for longer than is necessary
  • processed in a way that ensures appropriate security.

?The GFT officer responsible for compliance with GDPR is Angela Dalrymple.  She will maintain the Trust’s databases in compliance with GDPR:

  • A Contract database with information required in fulfilment of those contracts
  • A Legitimate Interests database held subject to satisfaction of a ‘legitimate interests’ assessment[1]’ (LIA assessment);
  • Consent database, all data held under consent of the data subjects.

GFT will audit its information annually to ensure that its databases are compliant with the six principles of GDPR.  In particular, the audit will ensure:

  • that data is held in compliance with the act
  • data held is accurate
  • that no more data is held that is necessary
  • that data will be held only for so long as it is needed.

After each annual audit the responsible officer will note that the audit has taken place and that she certifies the databases as being compliant with GDPR.

GFT will ensure that all the data held is securely stored.  This will apply to physical copies of data as well as computer-based data.

GFT will respond within 28 days to any written request (including by e-mail) by a data subject for details of information held by the GFT on them.

What we do with your information

We use the personal information that you provide us with to answer your enquiries to provide you with the information you have requested.

We will only ever contact you by telephone or e-mail, with your permission, if we have a query or information regarding an enquiry you have made to us.

Who we share information with

We will not share any information we store about you with any third party.

Compliance with law

We will release personal information where we are required to by law or by the regulations and other rules (including auditing requirements) to which we are subject.

Your rights

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information held by us in our records. You also have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your information.

If you have any concerns about the information we hold about you, please get in touch with the team.

[1] The LIA assessment requires that the information officer before entering the data on the Legitimate Interests database satisfies herself that the GFT is pursuing a legitimate interest in so doing, that processing the data is necessary for that purpose and that she has considered whether there are any balancing personal issues that override the right of the GFT to process that data (for example where that individual has particular vulnerabilities).?[1] The LIA assessment requires that the information officer before entering the data on the Legitimate Interests database satisfies herself that the GFT is pursuing a legitimate interest in so doing, that processing the data is necessary for that purpose and that she has considered whether there are any balancing personal issues that override the right of the GFT to process that data (for example where that individual has particular vulnerabilities).

 

 

Latest News


The New Sparling Model Has Arrived!

GFT commissioned a Bolton based taxidermist, Phillip Leggett to create a realistic sparling model. This model accurately represents three adult sparling, which grow up to 30cm and are still present in the River Cree.

Fisheries Management Scotland- Annual Report

GFT recently attended the Fisheries Management Scotland Conference 'Salmon and People in a changing world.

Sparling Goes To School

This year's Saving the Sparling Project Intern has been continuing with the Sparling Goes to School Project by visiting local primary schools to teach pupils about the amazing Sparling.

Water of Fleet electrofishing results 2016-2018

GFT undertake electrofishing surveys on Galloway's river catchments each year. This is a summary of a report on the health of salmon and trout populations in the Fleet catchment between 2016 and 2018.

Saving the Sparling update by Courtney Rowland

Courtney is GFT's second Saving the Sparling intern. She has been working towards the arrival of Sparling since she began in December, focusing on education and public engagement. Sparling arrived in the Cree around the 22nd of February. This news story is Courtney's update on how it all went.

Can you help please!

GFT are presently investigating the distribution of North American Signal Crayfish across Galloway and are interested in hearing reports of any recent sightings.

Talking tunnels and turbines in the hazy February sunshine

Two schools were able to make the most of the unseasonably warm weather upon Tongland Dam during their visits to the Galloway Hydro Scheme this week

The Conservation of Salmon (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019

Last week the Scottish Ministers laid regulations in the Scottish Parliament setting out the provisions to regulate killing salmon in Scottish waters for the 2019 fishing season.

11th February Meeting

Each spring the GFT organises an afternoon of presentations covering our work over the previous year. The attendees are usually various funders, supporting organisations, key stakeholders and interested parties.

Investigating the prevalence of fungal infected Atlantic salmon at Tongland fish pass.

During the summer this year, we undertook a project (commissioned by Scottish Power) examining why in some years at Tongland fish pass there are a larger number of returning adult Atlantic salmon which are heavily infected with Saprolegnia fungus, in comparison to other years.

Urr timed electrofishing results

A summary of the 2018 timed electrofishing surveys for the Urr are provided. These surveys target salmon fry and provide information on annual fluctuations and distribution across 12 sites spread over the catchment.

The new Saving the Sparling intern starts

We would like to introduce the new Saving the Sparling intern who started on Monday the 17th December. Courtney Rowland will be working for the next 5 months on delivering phase 2 of the Saving the Sparling Project.