Mark Horton from The Rivers Trust tells us how there…
Survey on Arctic char
Researchers are looking for feedback from the public to better understand attitudes towards Arctic char and how they might be conserved. Do you have 20 minutes to fill out a questionnaire to help to develop a better plan the conservation of a unique and rare Irish native fish?
Arctic char are one of Ireland’s most unique native Irish fishes. They were the some of the earliest colonisers, following the ice sheets northwards at the end of the Ice Age and have now formed relict populations in isolated glacial loughs, meaning they are some of our oldest living natural heritage. They are threatened along some of their range and more information is needed to help better understand how we can best protect those populations that are left.
The questionnaire takes less than 20 minutes to fill out, so please take the time and when you start please make sure to finish it. Please complete by midnight 18 December 2021.
Take the survey: https://survey.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eRFUewgCZi9TVye
For more information on the study you can check out https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/irish-artic-char/– but we recommend that you fill out the questionnaire first to avoid survey bias.
If you would like to make a submission on the draft River Basin Management Plan 2022-2027, it is open for consultations at the LAWPRO virtual consultation room LAWPRO Virtual Consultation Room (drbmp-vcr.ie).
Supported by the Local Authority Waters Programme, Inland Fisheries Ireland & the EPA. This project is funded under the EPA Research Programme 2014-2020. The EPA Research Programme is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. It is administered by the Environmental Protection Agency, which has the statutory function of co-ordinating and promoting environmental research.