Monthly Archives: March 2011

Troot in the Kitchen…

To tie in with the trout hatching project, the North Walls secondary pupils looked at how to cook fish in Home Economics with Mrs. Groat. They chose dishes and made Fish Pie and Kedgeree. They used salmon and haddock to make their … Continue reading

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Trout released in the Ore Burn (Hoy)

It is on Thursday 24th March that the “peedie troot” raised at the North Walls school  had to be set free into the Ore Burn. The pupils from Class 1, Class 2 and S1 walked to the burn and got each … Continue reading

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Trout released on Meikle Water (Stronsay)

This is it! After looking after our trout for the last 2 months, the time has come to release them in the wild! Unfortunately, a small disaster happened over the last week-end, when 67 alevins ready for release died. That left … Continue reading

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Effects of water temperature on the alevins’ development.

The photographs on the left were shot on 15/03/2011 on Stronsay, where the tank water temperature has been on average  2 to 3 degrees (at around +9°C) warmer than on Hoy where the pictures on the right were taken two days later (17/03/2011). Actually, the … Continue reading

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Release postponed.

There was a slight delay in releasing our alevins, as we were advised by Scottish Natural Heritage to apply for a permission to Marine Scotland (Scottish Government) under the Aquaculture & Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2007. The application form for “Single … Continue reading

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Project photo-montage

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Our alevins on Youtube!

If you’re at a loose end and that your Internet connection is fast enough (hope it’s faster than mine ;)), click on the link below to see the Stronsay alevins swimming in the tank. Brown trout alevins

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