There and Back Again: the migratory journey of Atlantic Salmon – A talk by Dr Jessica Rodger

Join SWANC Winter Discussions 2019-2020 at the Ken Bridge Hotel, near New Galloway for
occasional Thursday nights

The first talk of the season will be held on Thursday 28 November

There and Back Again: the migratory journey of Atlantic Salmon –  Dr Jessica Rodger, Fisheries Biologist with Galloway Fisheries Trust, has begun a new project on Galloway’s wild fish.  Atlantic salmon, an iconic Scottish species, migrate between freshwater and the marine environment throughout their lifetime. Their journey has many obstacles, and human impacts have driven a decline in the abundance of salmon. However, in some areas salmon are beginning to show signs of recovery. Jessica will discuss the migration of Atlantic salmon and what is being done to improve salmon numbers throughout Galloway.  A chance to discuss how the hills interact with the rivers, and think about the wildlife in our headwaters.

Talks start 7.30 pm, followed by discussion and debate.
Thursday nights
At the Kenbridge Hotel (A713 junction New Galloway/Balmaclellan)
An informal lively evening with friends, discussing rural/environmental issues
Why not come at 6pm and join us (and the speaker) for a pub supper?

SWANC (South West Association of Nature Conservationists) was once part of the British ANC), but is now a less organized, informal rural network.  There is no formal membership, but if you want to join the e-group, please send e-mail addresses to  New talk organisers/suggestions always welcome.