NatureScot Research Report 956 - Monitoring the success of freshwater pearl mussel reintroductions
The work took place in 2015 and 2016, and three rivers where reintroductions took place were examined for pearl mussels and their host fish populations. River A was found to be have become too unstable to support substantial pearl mussels. Mussels survive in reasonable numbers in Rivers B and River C and continue to successfully infect host fish. The confidential report makes recommendations for any future translocations-reinforcements, which we are considering alongside a related pan-European review of translocations published in 2017 by Natural England, which included consideration of draft results from this report.
Publication 2018 - NatureScot Research Report 956 - Monitoring the success of freshwater pearl mussel reintroductions
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