The Environment Agency have confirmed that they have discovered Signal Crayfish in the upper reaches of The River Fowey in The Draynes Valley.
While the EA undertake trapping of the larger adults and further survey work to find the extent of the infestation they are advising anglers and anyone entering the river to follow their guidlines to stop the further spread.
Please download and follow the guidelines in the attached EA pamphlet entitled 'Clean & Dry' outlining techniques of drying off tackle and clothing between exit and entry of different watercourses.
Following a study into the suitability of either Colliford or Park Pit for a new Hatchery to restock the St Neot with Salmon - South West Water have announced that Colliford is the preferred site for a Hatchery.
South West Water will design and commission the new Hatchery - due to produce 40,000 Salmon Fry for The St Neot River - and FRA Ltd will be contracted to run the Hatchery.
It is planned that the Hatchery will start a rearing programme in October 2016 with the first fish stocking due the following autumn, September/October 2017.
This announcement comes after much work and negotiations between South West Water, The Fowey Rivers Association, West Country Rivers Trust and The Environment Agency - all under the jurisdiction of The Fowey Fisheries Resources Group.