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4th National Riverfly Partnership Conference presentations and posters available online

The 4th national Riverfly Partnership conference, entitled 'Riverfly Monitoring and Beyond' convened in the Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum, London on 17th November 2017. Representatives of organisations, and individuals, participating in the Riverfly Partnership and the Anglers’ Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) attended in good numbers to take in the exciting combination of presentations and posters included in the programme.

Freshwater Biological Association to become Riverfly Partnership host from April 2017

During his presentation at the 4th National Riverfly Partnership Conference at the Natural History Museum, London on 17th November, Dr Bill Brierley, Chief Executive of the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) confirmed the exciting news that Freshwater Biological Association will take over from Salmon & Trout Conservation UK (S&TC) as Riverfly Partnership host at the beginning of April 2017. 

Sewage fungus: a field and microscopic guide

Thanks to kind permission from authors Tim Geatches, EA, and Graham Rutt, Natural Resources Wales, and from one of the EA’s national leads, Tim Jones, the Riverfly Partnership is very pleased to announce that ‘Sewage fungus: a field and microscopic guide' is available for ARMI participants to download HERE.   

Please ensure that you maintain high biosecurity standards when Riverfly monitoring by following Check, Clean, Dry

It was reported, in the November issue of Trout and Salmon magazine, that a Chinese mitten crab has been found in the River Ribble in Lancashire. The invasive non-native species (INNS) was recorded and photographed by an angler at Brockholes nature reserve, with positive idenfication being confirmed later by the Environment Agency.

Free e-learning course for Riverfly monitors - 'Good fieldwork practice for invasive non-native species'

University of Leeds and Cefas have produced an e-learning course aimed at increasing understanding of the importance of effective biosecurity as part of fieldwork practice. This course is now freely available to ARMI participants, please click title (above) for more details.


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