FISHERIES MANAGEMENT, ECOLOGY AND IMPACT ASSESSMENT

BUG has particular internationally recognised specialist knowledge in freshwater fish ecology and can advise on all aspects of fisheries management, ecology and impact assessment. See below for more information on a selection of our key areas of specialist fisheries ecology expertise.

Topmouth Gudgeon

INVASIVE NON-NATIVE SPECIES


Surveys, identification and management of invasive non-native species; including topmouth gudgeon, sunbleak and common carp

SPECIALIST FISH SURVEYS


Extensive fish survey capability; including electric-fishing, seine netting, fyke netting, trawling and bespoke survey design

RARE AND PROTECTED SPECIES


Specialist knowledge of rare and protected fish species in the UK and worldwide; including Atlantic salmon, lamprey, European eel, shad, coregonids and mahseer

TAGGING AND TRACKING STUDIES


Expertise in PIT tagging, radio and acoustic telemetry; Home Office licensed and highly experienced staff

FISHERIES HABITAT ASSESSMENTS


Fisheries habitat walkover surveys, habitat design, creation and restoration

EELS REGULATIONS


Specialist knowledge of the Eels Regulations; Regulatory approach, industry obligations, eel passage and screening, cost-benefit-analysis

BARRIER ASSESSMENT AND FISH PASSAGE


Barrier assessments, fish and eel pass design

FISH AGEING


Scale reading and back-calculation of length-at-age and growth rates

WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE


Water Framework Directive assessments, investigation of fish classifications and reasons for failure

RECREATIONAL FISHERIES MANAGEMENT


Scientific research, surveys and management advice for freshwater and marine recreational fisheries

FISH eDNA


Research into eDNA techniques for assessing fish populations

FISH HEALTH + PARASITOLOGY


Fish health checks and parasitology research

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