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Salmon Research Equipment

The Atlantic Salmon Trust have installed submerged moorings in Loch Roag and Loch Erisort, Lewis, and in Loch Etive, Loch Linnhe, Loch Eil and the Sound of Mull. The moorings hold acoustic transmitters and receivers for salmon movement research. The equipment in Loch Roag will be removed by end December 2022; the remainder by end July 2022.

These instruments are at least 10 metres below the sea surface so present no problem to navigation but they might be dredged up by an anchor. If you should be unlucky enoough to catch one (see photos in the downloads below), please do not throw it back into the water. Please retain it and contact to arrange collection.

More details on locations, structure and appearance are in the downloads below.

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