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Hatchery volunteers - Please register here

In conjunction with the previous announcements about the Colliford Hatchery opening later in 2016 - we are now seeking volunteers to help run the Hatchery.

The program runs from October when we start looking for Broodstock adult fish - through to late August when we stock out their progeny back into the St Neot.

We would like to assemble a group of volunteers to cover these tasks -

  • Morning and afternoon checks - a couple of hours in the morning and/or afternoon checking the water supply and filters/screens - complete a checklist of tasks and perform treatments and feeding.
  • Weekend cover - at some times of year this can just be a morning activity - and at other both morning and afternoon - the same checks as above
  • We envisage a regular weekly working group - 2-4 hours on a weekday afternoon - to be set once we know who is available and which days are suitable. The types of work are different through the year; checking and helping strip fish in Autumn & Winter, Reconfiguring the Hatchery equipment as the requirements change for tank sizes and associated equipment, Grading and sample-weighing fish as they develop and grow - and stocking-out the progeny at the end of the program.

If you would like to be involved please send us your contact details -
Name - Contact phone number - Contact e-mail address - Location