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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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BUG teams up with ZSL to promote fish conservation in the tidal Thames

BUG teams up with ZSL to promote fish conservation in the tidal Thames

The Zoological Society of London recently published new guidance documentation entitled “Conservation of Tidal Thames Fish through the Planning Process”. The guidance is the result of an on-going project, mainly focusing on smelt, which BUG is delighted to be a partner on – providing expert advice and support, particularly in relation to larval and juvenile fish identification.

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Successful summer fieldwork season draws to a close

Successful summer fieldwork season draws to a close

A successful 2016 summer fieldwork season for BUG drew to a close at the end of September, culminating in successful fish surveys at the Blashford Lakes in Hampshire and a series of electric fishing surveys throughout a number of streams in the New Forest.

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BUG’s Andy Harrison talks eels in The Conversation

BUG’s Andy Harrison talks eels in The Conversation

BUG’s Dr Andy Harrison talks eels in a short article for The Conversation. In the wake of new research on the spawning migration of the European eel, conducted as part of the Europe-wide EELIAD project and just published in Science Advances, Andy discusses the mysterious life cycle of the eel and the importance of this new information for conservation.

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BUG publishes new research in ICES Journal of Marine Science

BUG publishes new research in ICES Journal of Marine Science

In 2015 BUG was commissioned by Natural England to investigate the physiological and behavioural impacts of catch-and-release angling on black bream. Working in collaboration with Carleton University, Canada, the findings of the project have now been published in ICES Journal of Marine Science

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