Fish surveys

BUG has specialist expertise in designing and conducting fish surveys for a wide range of species. Capabilities include:


  • Electric fishing – fully quantitative or semi quantitative multi-species electric fishing surveys.
  • Seine netting – marginal seine net surveys, including larval and juvenile fish.
  • Fyke netting – particularly useful for determining presence/absence of benthic species, such as eel.
  • Bespoke sampling design – sampling glass eels and other cryptic species using novel methodologies.
  • Tagging/Tracking studies – acoustic telemetry, PIT tagging
  • eDNA – developing techniques for identifying presence/absence of invasive fish species.

For an informal discussion on any aspect of fish survey requirements