Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rivers Findhorn, Nairn, Lossie news

Information on the threats to our local rivers and reports on this season's catches in the Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust newsletter.
The threats from Invasive species, plants and diseases are many but there's news of a fightback on the Giant Hogweed, Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Knotweed front. The crayfish seem to be thriving in the Geddes burn unfortunately:
"Members of the angling association trapped 400 crayfish in the Geddes Burn this season, compared to 173 last season."

All the information on efforts to maintain the health of the local rivers here.


river watch said...

There's a flood warning out for us tonight

Anonymous said...

The invasive species of Red Signal Crayfish in the Geddes Burn, does not seem to figure urgently in the report, for some reason. Apart from the Nairn Anglers trapping, they do not seem to be doing anything about it. While the eradication of Hogweed etc. is commendable, it seems a shame to ignore the crayfish and damage to the salmon spawn that will result.

Anonymous said...

do the crayfish get red from beetroot?