Solway Firth

Bird species included in model

Eurasian oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus), Red knot (Calidris canutus)

Environmental issues simulated

Shellfishery management changing habitat area, availability time and food quality

Recommendations from modelling

Impact of shellfishing on oystercatcher survival reduced if alternative upshore food is available.

More information

Stillman, R., 2008. Predicted effect of shellfishing on the oystercatcher and knot populations of the Solway Firth, Bournemouth University, Poole, Dorset.

Stillman, R.A. and Wood, K.A., 2013. Predicting food requirements of overwintering shorebird populations on the Solway Firth. A report to Scottish Natural Heritage and Marine Scotland, Bournemouth University, Poole, Dorset.


Solway Shellfish Management Association. Scottish Natural Heritage. Marine Scotland.