Electric fishing

Supporting Future Fisheries Scientists

Throughout the course of last summer, Carcinus Ltd were engaged in numerous freshwater fisheries and ecological studies involving protected species monitoring, habitat mapping and electric fishing. This gave us the ideal opportunity to partner with Sparsholt University Centre to offer students the chance of gaining some practical work experience.

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Quantitative lamprey electrofishing survey

Lamprey Survey Population Assessment – River Itchen SAC SSSI

Carcinus Ltd was commissioned by Natural England and the Environment Agency to undertake a catchment wide lamprey population study on the River Itchen, Hampshire. The River Itchen is a designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The river forms part of Natural England’s “Hampshire chalk catchment” focus area and covers approximately 310 hectares of classic chalk river.

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Barrier to migratory fish migration

Fish Habitat Assessment & Enhancement Study

Carcinus Ltd was commissioned by Hampshire County Council (HCC) to deliver fish habitat assessment surveys and habitat enhancement consultancy services in support of the high-profile Botley Bypass highways project. The project has been permitted after passing through the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process and planning phase. The scheme will involve the crossing of two watercourses, the first being the River Hamble by a new free-span bridge and the second located at Woodhouse Gully / Pudbrook Lake, where an existing culvert will be replaced.

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