I am very pleased to be able to give a positive Fowey Hatchery
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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