Sponsor a Smolt
800 Smolts are being tagged on the Moray Firth in April 2019. These smolts will then start their incredible migration from the headwaters of The Spey, The Devron, The Findhorn, The Ness, The Oykel, The Shin and The Conon.
There are acoustic receivers placed both in river and up to 100 Km out to sea in The Moray Firth. The scientists from The Atlantic Salmon Trust will be tracking these precious fish and understanding how we can help protect them as they start their amazing migration.
How can you help?
Each Acoustic tracking device will cost £300 and it would be of enormous help if individuals would sponsor a smolt for £100. Please click here to be taken to our online donation page and select ‘Sponsor a Smolt’ from the first drop down menu.
You will be able to name your Smolt and choose which river you would like to sponsor a smolt from. Once your pledge has been received, the team will be in touch to get these details from you.
All the money raised will go to The Missing Salmon Project.
At the end of the year (December 2019) we will publish a league table for performance of Smolts according to the following criteria:
1. The shortest travelled Smolts due to suspected mortality
2. The Date and Time of Smolts exited a river system by River
3. The Date and Time Smolts reached the outer array by River
4. The Date and Time Smolts reached the outer array by project
The league table will have the name of the Smolt and it’s sponsor on it. We will also document the activity of the Smolt which confounds everyone’s expectations.