Category: Invasive Non-Native Species

Pink Salmon Workshop Report

A copy of the final report from the Pink Salmon Workshop is available here. Source: Ness DSFB

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Research insights into the impact of invasive crayfish on fish

In this video from the National Crayfish Conference, Prof. Jon Grey of the Wild Trout Trust provides a round-up of research surrounding the impacts of invasive crayfish on fish.

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American signal crayfish in the Clyde Catchment – A Position Statement

The Clyde River Foundation (CRF) is a registered Scottish charity which researches the ecology of the Clyde and its tributaries and promotes community engagement and environmental education throughout the catchment.  The Foundation receives no core funding and has no statutory more »

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

New American signal crayfish populations in the Clyde catchment

We have had two reports of “new” populations of American signal crayfish in the River Clyde catchment this week, one of which we have confirmed and the other we will be investigating further. While these populations of the alien species more »

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

Refresher sessions in full swing

Between 2013 and 2015 the Clyde River Foundation trained a total of 113 ‘CRIMP’ monitors, from 24 organisations over eleven training courses. The riverfly enthusiasts or ‘CRIMPers’ who are helping protect their river’s water quality have been visited by project staff to more »

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INNS OUT – free invasive plant workshops

Interested in learning more about invasive non-native plant species? We are running a series of outdoor workshops as part of ‘INNS OUT’ – a partnership between Clyde River Foundation, Clyde and Avon Valley Partnership and Central Scotland Green Network. Come along and more »

Posted in Education, Invasive Non-Native Species, News

Giant hogweed toxicity warning

Giant hogweed is a toxic plant found throughout Scotland. The plant is one of several invasive non-native plant species found in the River Clyde catchment but it stands out due to the risk it poses to human health, as highlighted by more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Invasive Non-Native Species, News, River Kelvin, White Cart Water

Management strategy for invasive plants on the Clyde

We are currently undertaking a survey of invasive non-native plant species across the River Clyde catchment upstream of Glasgow Tidal Weir. The work, which is funded by Scottish Natural Heritage​, will be used to inform a management strategy for invasive more »

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

CIRB Conference

Last week we went along to the CIRB End of Project Conference in Stranraer. The CIRB project (Controlling Priority Invasive Non-native Riparian Plants and Restoring Native Biodiversity) was a 4-year project aimed at controlling four invasive riparian plant species in more »

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Clyde mitten crab on Russian TV

Last week we were joined in the field by a Russian TV crew (London-based) who were visiting Scotland to cover two stories; the bicentenary of the birth of the Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov and the discovery of a Chinese mitten more »

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

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 »

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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

Himalayan balsam removal update

Teams of volunteers have been hard at work during July to pull and help stop the spread of Himalayan balsam from the banks of the River Clyde. Events were organised by the Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) in association more »

Posted in Foundation work, Invasive Non-Native Species, News

Stopping the spread – Check, Clean, Dry

As we continue to track the spread of invasive non-native species (INNS) throughout the Clyde catchment we’d like to remind all river users of how you can help halt the spread of these harmful organisms. Remember these 3 simple steps: Check, Clean, more »

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, Education, Invasive Non-Native Species, News

Himalayan balsam removal on the Clyde walkway

Interested in spending some time along the River Clyde to help tackle aliens?  Then join in and help to pull Himalayan balsam along the River Clyde walkway to stop the spread of this invasive plant. The Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT), more »

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River Clyde Fishery Management Plan – Update

The River Clyde Fishery Management Plan (RCFMP) identified local management priorities for the Clyde catchment as part of a national programme supported by the Scottish Government and coordinated by the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts Scotland (RAFTS). As an update to this more »

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Otter killed by illegal crayfish trapping

The Clyde River Foundation has obtained direct evidence that an otter has been killed in an illegal crayfish trap set recently in a tributary of the Clyde.  The shocking images of a drowned otter were taken by an angler who more »

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