|Sea Lice from local fish farms||50,000 fin clipped smolt release in Lochy – even balance on all 4 private beats and river mouth.
Treated against lice when necessary based on late winter lice figures
Ongoing liaison with fish farm industry, Highland Council and Marine Scotland about the relocation of the inshore fish farms to deep-water locations (short term) or to land-based or closed containment units (eventual goal).
|Declining 1sw grilse numbers||Undertake an annual 16 site electro-fishing survey to identify areas of poor recruitment
50,000 – 100,000 fed fry released in areas identified by the electro-fishing survey
200,000 from 2019 onwards due to additional captive broodstock maturing in hatchery
Improved access to some smaller tributaries including working with LFT to install new fish passes on barriers on the Inverlochy and Distillery burns
|Roy/Spean below min spawning target||25,000 fin clipped pre-smolts released in October 2017
From April 2018 onwards release of 25,000 fin clipped full smolts
Ongoing talks with Braeroy re bankside fencing
|Predation in river||Responsible person to deliver a predation control plan including goosanders, gulls and trout
eg. YEAR-ROUND goosander target = 1 birds per 24 acres (research by Dr PF Elson)
|Mucomir Counter below min spawning target||New smolt trapping, captive broodstock and eyed ova stocking programme agreed with SSE and Lochiel estates. Starts in April 2018
Ongoing negotiation with SSE in to improve downstream and upstream fish passage at Mucomir including the design of a new operating regime using the new turbines and floodgate control