Our Formula for Fisheries
The Westcountry Rivers Trust’s approach to fisheries management has evolved through interaction with various individuals and agencies, both within the UK and beyond, but perhaps the greatest single influence has been that of Ronald Campbell from the Tweed Foundation.
Our formula for fisheries management (CLICK HERE) has been developed over the last two decades and today forms an action-orientated approach that is based upon answering the essential questions that are used to direct our works on rivers.
Fish Genetics Pioneers
One of our most advanced approaches to fisheries management has been our pioneering work with the University of Exeter studying the population genetics of salmon and trout. This audio slideshow explains how we are using population genetics to understand the movement of sea trout at sea. The genetics work was carried out by Dr Andrew King at the University of Exeter and is part of the Atlantic Aquatic Resource Conservation project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Fisheries Management Toolbox
In December 2014 WRT held a Catchment Based Approach and Catchment Restoration Fund Conference in Exeter. WRT’s own Scott West gave a presentation on the fishery managers toolbox for species and habitat management.