Thursday, January 24, 2008


BTRG celebrated the 2000th visitor of our website in a Bosnian restaurant. Special guest star was of course David, the designer of Frequent site visitors already know his lovely wife Tamara.

site designer

Friday, January 18, 2008

Marble trout

A new fish taxon was added to the balkan-trout site.

Marble trout (Salmo marmoratus) is native to the North Adriatic river systems (e.g. the Po river system in Italy and the Soča/Isonzo river system in Slovenia and Italy) and is one of the most endangered freshwater species. The main threat has been hybridization with introduced brown trout. Dr. Meta Povž from Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia, French researchers Dr. Alain Crivelli and Dr. Patrick Berrebi and Dušan Jesenšek, the manager of Tolmin fish farm of the Angling Club of Tolmin are just a few of people involved in an action plan for marble trout restoration, which was initiated in 1992 and later joint also by the Department of Animal Science at the University of Ljubljana.

Read more about it in Studied taxa.

Salmo marmoratus

Monday, January 7, 2008

Website report for 2007

The traffic on our website is monitored by StatCounter and Google. Both have several limitations, but we can get a decent picture of what our visitors are looking for and where they came from. Most of the last 500 visitors (68.71%) were not from Slovenia, which is one of the reasons why the site currently exists in English version only. Last 500 visitors were from:

31.29% Slovenia
11.06% United States
7.29% Serbia And Montenegro
6.82% Italy
5.18% Austria
4.47% Croatia
4.00% Bosnia And Herzegovina
4.00% Sweden
3.76% Russian Federation
3.53% United Kingdom
2.35% Japan
1.88% Bermuda
1.65% Czech Republic
1.65% France
1.41% Denmark

One of the limitations is the inability of StatCounter to distinguish properly visitors from Serbia and from Montenegro, sometimes placing them in "unknown" or third countries. A lot of visitors came from internet forums, Patagonia websites and from Google search results. Google search queries that returned pages from our site and were clicked in the last 3 months of 2007 were:

26% balkan trout
7% softmouth trout in croatia
6% potočna pastrmka rijeke bune
4% atlantski losos
4% lososu podobna sladkovodna riba
4% sasa maric
4% world distribution of brown trout
3% biolog sasa maric
3% radovanjska reka
2% balkan razpet
2% golema reka pastrmka
2% neretva
2% rečna pastrmka
2% salmo trutta marmoratus
2% soft mouth trout
2% softmouth trout
2% zubatak
2% berrebi patrick
2% egejski recen sliv na makedonija
2% geneticka varijabilnost prirodnih populacija metode procene
2% geologija cetina
2% koje reke pripadaju jadranskom slivu
2% mesinska kriza saliniteta
2% ogrožena soška postrv
2% recni pritoki vo makedonija
2% sadasnji i perspective vidovi koriscenja reke u pirotu
2% salmo marmoratus
2% steven weiss slovenia
2% zubatak iz krke

One of the reasons why our site was named Balkan Trout is that it is easy to remember.