Freshwater Surveys

Our specialist team carries out freshwater surveys and provides water, sediment and faunal analysis.

Surveys can be carried out for a range of freshwater requirements, including assessing the biological and physico-chemical impact of existing freshwater fish farms on the environment.

Freshwater Sampling

FVG Environmental can collect and analyse freshwater samples for a range of parameters including chlorophyll a, phosphorus, residues and particle size analysis.

Water samples can be taken for analysis or determination of any or all of the following parameters:

  • Chlorophyll a
  • Phosphorus
  • Nitrogen
  • Alkalinity
  • Conductivity
  • pH
  • Dissolved oxygen concentration

Sediment samples can be taken for analysis or determination of any or all of the following:

  • Particle size analysis (PSA)
  • Carbon Loss on Ignition (LOI)
  • Residues (emamectin benzoate, calicide)
  • Redox
  • Carbon
  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Faunal composition

Freshwater Taxonomy

Fish Vet Group Environmental can carry out either Grab or Kick sampling in order to collect samples for faunal analysis.

Macroinvertebrate identification is carried out in our laboratory to family or species level. Presentation of the results or the report format can be tailored to each client’s needs.