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Success at Llyn Padarn

Another successful spell for our Arctic Charr conservation programme at Llyn Padarn.

Every year we catch some Arctic Charr at spawning time, strip them of their eggs and fertilise them before taking them to our hatchery to be reared.

We've been doing this every year since 2009 and the results are encouraging. Here's what happens...

The Charr are measured and weighed before they are stripped of their eggs and milt, which are then mixed, cleaned and bagged. The Charr are then allowed to recover in a bucket before being released back into the lake. This year around 7,500 ova were laid down at the hatchery.

Click on the main image to take you to our Flickr album for some pictures of what we do after catching them...

Netting for Charr Dec 2015 / Rhwydo am Torgoch Rhag 2015

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