SAMARCH is a new €7.8m five-year project (2017-2022) part funded by the France England Interreg Channel programme.
The project will provide new transferable scientific evidence to inform the management of salmon and sea trout (salmonids) in the estuaries and coastal waters of both the French and English sides of the Channel.
SAMARCH is a cross-border project, with 10 partner organisations 5 in France and 5 in the UK.
This project will use state of the art fish monitoring facilities on 5 rivers across the south of England and northern France, including the Freshwater Biological Association's River Laboratory on the River Frome, the Environment Agency's facilities on the River Tamar, the Institut National de Recherche Agronomique's facilities on Rivers Scorff and Oir and their specialist fish research team, as well as the Agence Française pour la Biodiversité's facilites on River Bresle.
Within the SAMARCH project there are four technical work-packages:
- Fish Tracking
- Genetic Tool Development
- Salmonid Stock Assessment Models
- Stakeholders and Training
S&TC are key partners in the Stakeholders and Training work package. We organised and hosted the 2019 SAMARCH international salmonid coastal and marine telemetry workshop, plus we formatted the proceedings from the conference into a 'Blue Book'.
More detail about the work packages and their aims can be found on the SAMARCH website here.
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