Fish ecology

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.

INVASIVE NON-NATIVE SPECIES

Surveys and advice on Invasive Non-Native Species; including topmouth gudgeon, sunbleak and common carp.

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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.

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REC FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

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

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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.

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FISH AGEING

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

FISH eDNA

Research into eDNA techniques for assessing fish populations.

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RARE & PROTECTED SPECIES

Specialist knowledge of rare and protected fish species in the UK and worldwide.

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EELS REGULATIONS

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.

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FISH HEALTH & PARASITOLOGY

Fish health checks and parasitology research.