The relatively small cost of a survey can soon be recouped by more efficient management of your resources and labour. Regardless of the water quality, simply knowing what you are working with means you can formulate a fishery and habitat management plan based on scientific fact, as opposed to guesswork or rumour.
This means more efficient use of resources and finances. For example work parties and other habitat development work can be tailored precisely, solely to the needs of the fishery, not just on a hunch or because ‘that’s what we’ve always done.’
As a part of the survey service, if the water quality is excellent, we will advise on how to keep it that way so you can maximise what you already have or maybe even try to increase the biodiversity.
Likewise if the news is is perhaps not so good and you do have a eutrophication problem, we will advise on how you can improve the quality of the water and help you plan for eventualities such as algal blooms. Indeed, whilst we’re being pragmatic, knowing the water quality within a specific fishery may also influence your choice and level of insurance cover on fish stocks for a particular fishery.