The project is to undertake baseline surveys of 14 river catchments on the Isle of Arran over a two year period to assess the status of wild fish populations and their habitat status. The survey will also identify factors that may be affecting aquatic biodiversity and productivity and will raise awareness at local and national management levels, allowing a better understanding of aquatic issues by a wide range of resource users and stakeholders and help define restoration requirements. Information on the distribution and abundance of fish will be collected by a three person electro-fishing team. Other life history and genetic information will be collected during the survey to maximise the benefits of this aspect of the project. Surveys will identify factors affecting productivity and project reports will include broad recommendations for remedial activities at a local and regional level. The findings of the surveys and management advice will be presented to local stakeholders at public meetings. During the project, the Trust will provide the opportunity for 12 persons (or more if required) to participate in the surveys and receive tuition in trout and salmon biology and their habitat requirements.
|Total Project Costs||37036|
|Total Eligible Costs||37036||100|
|Public Match Funding||18518||50|
|Private Match Funding||13887||37|
|In Kind Match Funding||0||0|