Hopefully you will be aware of the Adopt A Tributary scheme we are working on with West Wales Rivers Trust . The CFF team have visited a number of Clubs to make presentations and a slide show was given at the last CFF meeting in April.
We have been supported in this work by Dwr Cymru and NRW, who are funding the Trust to develop the programme. The CFF team went on a riverbank walk with Hilary Foster, NRW’s Biodiversity Officer and were given instruction in bank side and in-river habitat appraisal and guidance on how to work on blockages whilst minimising risk to wildlife.
Here is a link to the above programme in case you missed it : Ruined Rivers
More blockages tackled on the Myddffi recently by members of CFF
DROUGHT MEDIA BRIEF
MB MG Date / Dyddiad: July 2018
How does drought affect fish?
Extended periods of dry weather can have a severe impact on the health and wellbeing of fish stocks, leading to low water levels in rivers and some lakes and ponds resulting in less water for fish to live in, which in turn causes overcrowding and vulnerability to disease and predators.
Hot, bright weather also increases the risk of algal blooms, which can lead to less oxygen in the water, which in turn causes fish to die.
It is hard to predict the long-term implications of drought on fish, but the overall affect can be significant. Fish numbers fluctuate naturally with varying environmental conditions, however fish populations are robust and have survived severe droughts in the past but may take a long time to recover fully.
Shane Thomas of Swansea University is carrying out a study on Twaite Shad if the river Towy.
To help in his research he is asking anglers to fill in the survey below:
Please be advised the next Carmarthenshire Fishermans Federation meeting will be held on the 2’nd August 2018, commencing at 7.00pm at Carmarthen Town AFC, Priory Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1LR.
The agenda for the upcoming meeting, along with the minutes of the last meeting are attached. Should you have any questions, please let me know at your earliest convenience.
We look forward to seeing you all there.