Freshwater Pearl Mussels

Freshwater pearl mussels are now largely restricted to high quality rivers north of the central belt of Scotland and some sites in Northern Ireland. This species is now fully protected in the UK, and Direct Ecology can undertake licensed survey for them where required. Survey is often required as a part of an Ecological Impact Assessment (EIA) for hydro-electric schemes in Scotland. Direct Ecology has undertaken pearl mussel surveys for proposed hydro-electric schemes in Scotland.

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