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BUG at the World Recreational Fishing Conference, Victoria BC, Canada

BUG at the World Recreational Fishing Conference, Victoria BC, Canada

BUG Director, Adrian Pinder, has just returned from the eighth World Recreational Fishing Conference, where he presented current research on the effects of stocking on endemic mahseer populations and the performance of recreational fisheries in India. The conference attracted 396 delegates from 21 different countries to centralise recreational fishing expertise over a four day event

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The state of the Thames

The state of the Thames

BUG Director, Adrian Pinder, recently joined select experts to deliver a series of talks which focused on the ecological recovery of the tidal River Thames. The event was hosted by the Zoological Society of London’s Institute of Zoology at London Zoo and attracted a full house, with audience numbers exceeding 300.

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A busy summer of fieldwork for BUG’s field teams

A busy summer of fieldwork for BUG’s field teams

As the summer rolls on, BUG’s field teams are out and about the country working on a wide range of projects, as diverse as; terrestrial invertebrate surveys in the New Forest, electric fishing fish population surveys in various locations and a comprehensive aerial river habitat mapping survey of a 4.5km stretch of the River Teme in Worcestershire.

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BUG takes to the skies with drone surveys

BUG takes to the skies with drone surveys

BUG has recently obtained Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) to conduct aerial surveys using Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS), or drones. Our in-house fleet of four drones are used for a range of purposes, from assessing archaeological digs to mapping habitats and species.

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