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 fish ecology expertise.
TAGGING & TRACKING STUDIES
Expertise in PIT-tagging, radio and acoustic telemetry. Home Office licenced and highly experienced staff.
BARRIER ASSESSMENT & FISH PASSAGE
Barrier assessments, fish and eel pass design.
REC FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
Scientific research, surveys and management advice for freshwater and marine recreational fisheries.
SPECIALIST FISH SURVEYS
Extensive fish survey capability; including electric fishing, seine netting, fyke netting, trawling and bespoke survey design.
FISH HABITAT ASSESSMENTS
Fish habitat walkover surveys, habitat design, creation and restoration.
Scale reading and back-calculation of length-at-age and growth rates.
Research into eDNA techniques for assessing fish populations.
RARE & PROTECTED SPECIES
Specialist knowledge of rare and protected fish species in the UK and worldwide.
Specialist knowledge of the Eels Regulations; Regulatory approach, industry obligations, eel passage, screening, CBA
WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE
Water Framework Directive assessments, investigation of fish classifications and reasons for failure.
FISH HEALTH & PARASITOLOGY
Fish health checks and parasitology research.