The IFM have joined with the Scottish Fishery Co-ordination Centre (SFCC) to host a one day workshop on the practice of smolt monitoring. 

The day will be a mixture of theory sessions, Q&A and field trips to visit a smolt trap currently been run by the Tweed Foundation. Delegates will get hands on experience of processing any smolts caught. There will be a range of case studies from both Scotland and England covered throughout the day. 


1. To outline current theory and best practice in salmonid smolt trapping

2. To outline research design and recording protocols

3. To observe and undertake training in current best practice field techniques

The programme can be found here



Smolt picture courtesy ofJackie Graham, Galloway Fisheries Trust. Trap picture courtesy of Bob Laughton, Findhorn, Nairn & Lossie Fisheries Trust

New Event Just Added to the Programme

The Tweed Foundation have kindly offered to host an additional morning of talks or site visits for those who are travelling to the workshop and able to stay over. If you would be interested in attending this please email Paul Coulson at the IFM for more details