Salmon Project

Following the Environment Agency's broodstock collection of salmon from Featherstone water last November, students at Haltwhistle Community Campus school have been observing the hatching of 200 eggs, which they received from the collection by kind permission of Kielder hatchery,

L to R Josh Mitchinson, Johnnie Redden, Nathon Ivison and Archie Richardson show the eggs they received on Feb 23rd. The eggs have been closely monitored by the students under the watchful eyes of Carole and David Sanderson ensuring the water was regularly changed and kept at around 5-7 degs. There has been great excitement within the school following a presentation of the project in school assembly.

All 200 eggs now hatched as alevins and nearly ready to be released.

Students releasing the alevins at the Blue Bridge above Kilfrost water on April 21st. 

Richard Bond who runs the hatchery assured me that all of the eggs taken from their broodstock collection are returned to the river Tyne.

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