Sea Trout Watch

Help Us Monitor Sea Trout Populations


Often described as the “Jewel in the Crown” of the River Ouse and River Adur this enigmatic species was also the key focus when the predecessors of OART were formed back in 1995. We co-ordinate an annual “Sea Trout Watch” which sees volunteers allocated a section of river to survey and report back on the presence of “redds”, the areas of disturbed gravel where sea trout have spawned. Having such long-term datasets enables us to analyse populations through time and provides an early warning as to any significant decrease in numbers.

This project also enables us to identify where spawning areas require management/maintenance to ensure there is always habitat available to support the Sea Trout.

We always need more boots on the ground to undertake this survey so why not get involved and get in touch to find out when our next training session is taking place.

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The Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust

OART is a membership based organisation dedicated to the environmental protection and enhancement of the Sussex River Ouse and Adur including their tributaries, estuaries and still waters.

The Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust (OART) is a registered charity (No: 1082447) formed in 2011 from the amalgamation of two long-standing local organisations, the River Adur Conservation Society and Sussex Ouse Conservation Society.

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