Monthly Archives: September 2011

Supersize salmon are the reel deal

Huge salmon are being caught in Scottish rivers this year, leading angling experts to claim the king of fish are growing bigger than they have for decades. Fishermen have been stunned by the size of salmon weighing more than 30lbs … Continue reading

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ASFB welcomes continuing restraint of anglers in 2010’s record rod catch of salmon

The Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB) has welcomed today’s publication by Scottish Government of the official 2010 catch statistics for salmon, confirming that the rod catch for 2010 was the highest since consistent records began in 1952. Alan Williams, … Continue reading

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Farewell, dams. Hello, salmon?

A symbolic turn for salmon habitat restoration in Washington State was marked over the weekend as government officials, tribal members, scientists and engineers gathered for the beginning of the largest dam removal ever in the United States. Two hydroelectric dams … Continue reading

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Salmon can sniff out predators

New research shows that salmon can identify their most common predators, simply on the basis that that predator has previously eaten salmon. Even young fish can do this, despite never having encountered that particular predator before. Researchers from the University … Continue reading

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ASFB and RAFTS launch new websites

The Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB) and Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS) have today launched new, updated websites: www.asfb.org.uk and www.rafts.org.uk. Together, these websites will form a valuable resource for those involved at the front line of … Continue reading

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Better Scientific Support For Our Rivers

The Spey Fishery Board (SFB) announced today the appointment of a new Biologist to head the Spey Foundation’s research team in the New Year. The Spey Foundation’s current Biologist will assume a new role to be shared between the Spey … Continue reading

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Habitat restoration more effective than stocking on the River Thames

Questions have been raised about the effectiveness of a multi-million pound restocking effort on the River Thames. Researchers collected genetic data from returning fish, which suggested that habitat restoration was more effective than species reintroductions. The findings will be published … Continue reading

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