Month: September 2014

Chinese mitten crab: update

We’ve had quite a lot of interest in the mitten crab story today. As we all know, the tabloids love a good scare story so I’d just like to point out a few facts about the discovery, or the so-called “Chinese more »

Posted in Invasive Non-Native Species, News

Upper Avon build on CRIMP data record

The Upper Avon Angling Club have been out sampling recently on four of their CRIMP sample sites. All but one of the sites have seen an improvement in the number and variety of fly-life since last year’s samples. It’s really more »

Posted in crimp_news, News, Uncategorized

Chinese mitten crab found in the River Clyde

A Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis has been found in the River Clyde and this is the very first record of this alien species in the wild in Scotland. The specimen (the remains of a female) was discovered near Dalmarnock by more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Invasive Non-Native Species, News