Monthly Archives: November 2011

Salmon are in the classroom at Cluny!

Pupils at a small rural Donside school were praised by environment minister Stewart Stevenson for their excellent work on a ‘Salmon in the Classroom’ project. Mr Stevenson visited Cluny Primary School, near Sauchen, on Friday (November 25). The project, run … Continue reading

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SEweb: gateway to Scotland’s environment

For the first time, everything you want to know about Scotland’s environment will now be available at the touch of a button. Today also sees the publication of the second State of the Environment Report to mark the new website … Continue reading

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ASFB and RAFTS now on Twitter

The Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB) and Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS) are now on Twitter. Find us @asfb_scotland and @rafts_scotland. In keeping with the close working relationship between the two organisations, tweets will include news items … Continue reading

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EU sounds alarm for threatened freshwater species

Many of Europe’s freshwater fish and molluscs are now threatened species, a new EU study shows. The European Commission called for urgent action to preserve the diversity of Europe’s wildlife. Pollution, overfishing, habitat loss and alien species are blamed for … Continue reading

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New rules on Forth and Teith

FROM February anglers will have to adhere to strict new catch-and-release rules on council beats on the Forth and Teith before June 1. Stirling Council’s regulatory functions panel agreed three new conditions to fisheries rules in an effort to stop … Continue reading

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ASFB Annual General Meeting 2011

The Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB) held its Annual General Meeting at Perth Racecourse on 15th November. Alan Wells, Policy and Planning Director of ASFB, and Brian Davidson, Operations Director of ASFB, detailed the refinement of policy and developments … Continue reading

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So Many Fish……….So Few Catches!

The Tweed Foundation has just produced an answer to a frequently asked question: “How Long Do Salmon Stay Catch-able?” Particularly pertinent this autumn as the Tweed is positively stuffed with fish, but the numbers are not translating into catches for … Continue reading

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Minister visits Nith District Salmon Fishery Board

Stewart Stevenson MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Environment and Climate Change, recently accepted an invitation from the Nith District Salmon Fishery Board (NDSFB) to visit the Nith catchment to witness the Board’s work and its management of the river and … Continue reading

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River Dee Trust – Auction

The River Dee Trust is holding an online auction to raise funds to support and further work on the River Dee. The auction can be found at www.riverdee.org/auction/auctionwelcome.asp  The auction starts at 9 am on Tue 1st November and will … Continue reading

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