Fisheries Biologist

Miss Samantha Beck

Sam's main roles within the team will include Water Quality Monitoring throughout the catchments, smolt tagging for the West Coast Tracking Project, along with annual electrofishing and habitat restoration work.

Sam graduated from her PhD at Hólar University (Iceland) in 2019, where she used Arctic charr to help understand the evolution of biodiversity. After which, she spent a year working as a Researcher at the Rivers and Lochs Institute (Inverness), specialising in the use of molecular tools for the conservation management of Atlantic salmon.

Sam has a 1st class BSc Hons in Zoology and Conservation and conducted population genetic research on endangered populations of Arctic charr in North Wales for her MRes. Sam spends as much time as possible outdoors, primarily mountain biking, running and climbing.


Samantha Beck

Fisheries Biologist

Latest News

Dan's second month as the GFT intern

Hello, Dan here again. Since my last blog I have been getting involved with a number of new things such as crayfish surveys, leading volunteers on habitat restoration works and helping to supervise works on the Black Water of Dee.

GFT new intern blog- by Dan Pollard

My name is Daniel Pollard and I am delighted to say that I am the new intern at Galloway Fisheries Trust.


Galloway Fisheries Trust is looking to recruit a new Fisheries Biologist to join our team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to take a lead role in many of the GFT research, monitoring and restoration programmes. This is a full time permanent post.