Monthly Archives: July 2011

River Spey stocking under review

The Spey Fishery Board has initiated a fundamental review of its salmon stocking policy and practice in light of the results from a major genetic analysis project. They indicate that fish from the river’s hatchery programmes make a very minimal … Continue reading

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Call for compulsory carcass tagging of net-caught Scottish salmon

Scotland’s District Salmon Fishery Boards have applied under existing Salmon Conservation legislation to Scottish Ministers for compulsory carcass tagging of all wild net-caught salmon and sea trout. The proposal is for a mandatory, uniquely numbered scheme for all wild salmon … Continue reading

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Fin-clipping may hamper swimming ability and the survival rate of hatchery-reared fish

The long-established practice of clipping the adipose fin on hatchery-reared salmon may have a modest affect on swimming ability and the survival rate of fish, suggests a new study from the University of Victoria, Canada. Previous studies by the same … Continue reading

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Commercial Rafting impacting on River Tay salmon fishing

An application by Fish Legal, on behalf of the Tay DSFB, for a bye-lay regulating the use of the Upper Tay by commercial rafting companies was recently rejected by Perth and Kinross Council’s Community Safety Committee. Fish Legal made the … Continue reading

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Crayfish Dams Installed Between Rivers Clyde and Annan

Dams, specifically aimed at preventing the spread of North American signal crayfish have been installed between two Scottish river systems to prevent the threat this invasive non-native species poses to the River Annan, one of the best salmon and sea … Continue reading

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