During his presentation at the 4th National Riverfly Partnership Conference at the Natural History Museum, London on 17th November, Dr Bill Brierley, Chief Executive of the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) confirmed the exciting news that Freshwater Biological Association will take over from Salmon & Trout Conservation UK (S&TC) as Riverfly Partnership host at the beginning of April 2017.
WelcomeThe Riverfly Partnership is a dynamic network of organisations, representing anglers, conservationists, entomologists, scientists, water course managers and relevant authorities, working together to: - protect the water quality of our rivers; - further the understanding of riverfly populations; - and actively conserve riverfly habitats. The Riverfly Partnership is hosted by the Freshwater Biological Association.
Thanks to kind permission from authors Tim Geatches, EA, and Graham Rutt, Natural Resources Wales, and from one of the EA’s national leads, Tim Jones, the Riverfly Partnership is very pleased to announce that ‘Sewage fungus: a field and microscopic guide' is available for ARMI participants to download HERE.
It was reported, in the November issue of Trout and Salmon magazine, that a Chinese mitten crab has been found in the River Ribble in Lancashire. The invasive non-native species (INNS) was recorded and photographed by an angler at Brockholes nature reserve, with positive idenfication being confirmed later by the Environment Agency.
University of Leeds and Cefas have produced an e-learning course aimed at increasing understanding of the importance of effective biosecurity as part of fieldwork practice. This course is now freely available to ARMI participants, please click title (above) for more details.