Student showcase – Louis Fraser, Bournemouth University

Image: Louis with another student (Yums Cleary) during the summer placement.

“During the summer of 2022 I was lucky enough to spend 15 days taking part in PARR tagging as part of the SAMARCH project for Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. I thoroughly enjoyed this placement, and it was a great learning experience for me.  We worked closely with some fascinating and knowledgeable experts in the field who were always happy help. During my time I learned first-hand about fieldwork activities such as habitat mapping, aspects of electrofishing and the handling and tagging of fish, and how to safely take scale samples. I learnt a great deal about the life cycles of salmon and trout and also obtained lots of knowledge regarding the many other plants and animals that live on the River Frome.  I would recommend this to anyone and hopefully will be back next summer!”