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Colliford Hatchery Update 2018

At the LDAC AGM in February 2018 - Richard Grieve gave an update on Colliford Salmon Hatchery acitivy, including -

  • Thanked LDAC for continued support for the hatchery.
  • Noted the good collaboration between EA/SWW/FRA/WRT in making the hatchery successful
  • Noted the first year of operation with good outputs
  • Noted that brood-stock had been collected from across most of the catchment for 2018 
  • Provided an interested commentary on some of the lessons learned from the first year of operation. It had, for instance, become clear that water temperature was critical in hatching and normal fry development. To this end an innovative and cost effective chilling system had been installed which recirculated chilled water across egg trays, thereby reducing the volumes required. This concept had also been transferred to the Lynher hatchery as best practice. 
  • Recommended the excellent short film (Lost at Sea) as an interesting learning tool for all salmon anglers. 
  • Noted the importance of judging the hatchery and its success on facts, not supposition. In particular he touched on the motivational impact negative statements could have on the small pool of volunteers that kept the hatchery going.

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