Past Biologist's Meetings

In January biologists from the Trust network, RAFTS, MSS, SEPA and other organisations gather at the Marine Scotland Science (MSS) Freshwater Laboratory by Pitlochry


2013 Biologists Meeting Programme  2014 Biologists Meeting Programme



Day 1, Wednesday 29th January 2014


For each talk please download using the links below:

Session 1: Updates

Loughs Agency Update - Art Niven

Galloway Fisheries Trust Update - Jamie Ribbens

Esk Rivers & Fisheries Trust Forestry Project - Dr Marshall Halliday



SFCC Chairman's Update - James Hunt

SFCC Manager's Update - Sean Dugan


Session 2: Data, Evidence & Communication

There are no salmon in The River Lossie - Bob Laughton

Digital habitat surveying in The River Dee Catchment - Pamela Esson

Re-meandering lowland streams: Is it worthwhile? - David Summers


Day 2, Thursday 30th January 2014

Thank you to Dr Jennifer Dodd and the IBIS students for their excellent presentations. Please see here for recent updates on the IBIS research projects.


Session 4: Species without an adipose fin: Managing our changing river environment

Developing Sampling Tools for Lamprey population Assessment - Dr Colin Bull

Beaver -trout interactions: Tagging results from a Tayside stream - Sean Dugan

Bullhead Invasion on the Annan: Friend or Foe? - Nick Chisholm


Session 5: Assessing sea trout populations for the purposes of management

Introduction & sea trout assessment in Wester Ross - Peter Cunningham

Monitoring Scottish sea trout populations, past and present - Dr Andy Walker

Orkney Sea Trout Monitoring - Malcolm Thomson

Isotopic Analysis: Distinguishing the Origin of Trout Fry - Kenny Galt

Sea trout sampling methodologies in the Baltic region - Dr Ronald Campbell  Recent Report:  ICES Baltic Salmon & Trout Assessment Working Group Report 2013

Celtic Sea Trout Project update- Jim Henderson

Moray Firth Trout Initiative - Marcus Walters


Thank you to all providing presentations and to Marine Scotland Science for hosting the event. If you have any questions regarding the above presentations please contact the speaker or contact the SFCC for further information.




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