Norfolk Wildlife Trust and BASG are looking for volunteers to help with our ground-breaking research into the impact of killer shrimp in an “in-lake” situation and how we can effectively reduce its population size. Killer shrimp is an invasive non-native species (INNS) and has inadvertently made its way from the Ponto-Caspian region (where zebra mussel and quagga mussel also originate). It gets its name from its aggression towards native freshwater species, including fish eggs and fry!
Love of the natural environment
We are looking people to help us with freshwater invertebrate surveys throughout the five lakes of the Trinity Broads, also checking for spread of killer shrimp. We are also running experiments investigating various lake substrates to see which are favoured by the shrimp and if manipulating the substrate can reduce populations. You will be working alongside the site warden, project officer and experts from Environment Agency and full training will be provided. This is a long term project and we are hoping to recruit about 10 people who can carry the work forward for a number of years.
If you are interested or need further information please contact Eilish Rothney on 07711 439180 or [email protected]