Marine Institute

Traps

Mill Race Upstream Trap and Salmon Leap Trap.

The fish traps are situated at installations lying between Loughs Furnace and Feeagh, possess the unique advantage of being able to monitor all movements of fish to and from freshwater.

 The “Salmon Leap Trap” and the “Mill Race Trap” both monitor fish moving upstream and downstream. These traps enable full census to be carried out on wild salmon, released reared salmon, sea trout and eels. And the “Shrarevagh River Trap” allows the isolation of a small portion of the upper catchment for carrying out detailed studies related to juvenile fish production and fish genetics.

 Click on the video link to see the Fish Traps in operation, what details are recorded/taken from the fish and how they are then released upstream or downstream.