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Fowey Hatchery 2013

I am very pleased to be able to give a positive Fowey Hatchery update.

A permanent home is still not in place but some progress has been made in the 2 years we have been away.

Let us recap for a moment - South West Water (SWW) pay The Fowey River Association (FRA) compensation for the lost spawning at the top of the St Neot tributary caused by the building of Colliford Reservoir. SWW built a hatchery below the dam and which subsequently closed. 

Efforts to raise salmon for re-stocking then moved to Wainsford. Wainsford hatchery was very successful but regrettably had to close in 2011. 

SWW are still committed to raise salmon in compensation for lost spawning - and in conjunction with the FRA they continue to look for a site to re-establish and thereafter fund our new permanent home. But these things take time... 

While this work goes on we have worked out a temporary solution for the 2013/14 salmon-rearing season - in conjunction with our regular hatchery technical advisor Justin Ruscombe-King - we are going to raise 30-40,000 Salmon in Boscastle at his trout farm. 

At the time of writing (December 2013) we have made the 25-mile journey from the Fowey to North Cornwall with several cock fish but only a couple of hen fish. This is the bare minimum required for 'factorial mating' whereby multiple cock fish are used with one hen's eggs thereby spreading the genes. 

We have a great team collecting brood-stock fish throughout the Fowey catchment - and LDAC waters and anglers are at the forefront of this work - so thank you to everyone who has donated time and indeed fish. 

We very much hope to have more news very soon. If you would like to keep up to date we have re-opened the Fowey Hatchery Blog on the FRA website www.riverfowey.org If you would like to be involved please drop me a line at rjg@ldac.org.uk 

Thanks again, regards Richard Grieve

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