Translocation of threatened White-clawed crayfish population within Sheffield to a secure ark-site.

Translocation of threatened White-clawed crayfish population within Sheffield to a secure ark-site. from PBA Applied Ecology

By: PBA Applied Ecology  20/03/2013
Keywords: Ecological Mitigation, Aquatic Ecology, Crayfish Survey

Project

Translocation of threatened White-clawed crayfish population within Sheffield to a secure ark-site.

Client

Environment Agency

PBA's Roles

Pre-translocation electro-fish survey of recipient ark-sites to determine potential impact on fish population

Planning and specification of water level draw down and crayfish rescue at donor site

Obtaining required Natural England license

Recording of crayfish condition and biometrics, prior to introduction of 100 individuals to receptor site

Reporting of subsequent data to client

Outcomes

Delivered on-time, within budget and with client satisfaction

PBA reacted swiftly to a dynamic situation and hired additional equipment mid-translocation.

Successful translocation of White-clawed crayfish to new site

Keywords: Aquatic Ecology, Aquatic Macroinvertebrate, Crayfish Survey, Ecological Mitigation, Freshwater Ecology, Natural England License,

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