Projects

The Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust is involved in a wide variety of ongoing projects, encompassing Fisheries Management, Angling Promotion and Aquaculture.

Sea Trout Tagging: In partnership with Atlantic Salmon Trust, sea trout are tagged to gain a better understanding of their movements at all age stages and a clear insight into their migration routes and behaviour.

Fisheries Management: Fisheries Management projects incorporate electrofishing and habitat surveys, genetic analysis, biosecurity planning and education.

Angling Promotion: Angling promotion projects include youth and community angling events, acting as the focal point for angling tourism (Fish Hebrides website) and the Catch & Release competition.

Aquaculture: Aquaculture projects include post smolt surveys on behalf of RAFTS, which monitor sea lice burdens on wild sea trout, and attendance at AMA meetings.

 

Annual and Current Projects: OHFT will always continue to carry out contract work where fisheries interests are involved, such as electro-fishing and habitat surveys. As well as our long term and ongoing projects, we have an ever changing background of smaller projects being carried out. These can be one time restorations and clean ups, the latest fundraising events, or collaborations with working groups and other corporations.