Salmonid habitat surveys are carried out to comply with environment regulator criteria at proposed development sites. These surveys can be undertaken to determine and quantify the amount of spawning substrate available to salmon (Salmo salar), migratory trout (sea trout - Salmo trutta) and resident (non-migratory) brown trout (Salmo trutta) in watercourses potentially affected by hydroelectric, windfarm, road scheme or other developments.
Requirements for surveys will be application and site specific. They are often required for hydropower and windfarm schemes where access tracks and/or abstraction could potentially affect wild fish stocks. It is recommended that all applicants seek pre-application advice to ensure that they carry out surveys appropriate to their development. This will not only ensure that the required information is provided for the planning department to determine the planning application but will save expense on surveys/work that is not necessary for the application.
We carry out salmonid habitat surveys throughout Scotland which includes the Western Isles and Argyll, Lochaber, Ardnamurchan and the rest of Highland down to Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.
For more information on our salmonid habitat survey services please call the office on 01631 720699, or if you would like to request a fee quote for your project contact us by email at email@example.com.
TransTech Ltd Caerthann House Connel Oban Argyll
PA37 1PQ Scotland United Kingdom