Monthly Archives: December 2011

Concerns raised about proposed hydro scheme

Concerns have been raised by the Tay District Salmon Fishery Board about the potential impact of a proposed run of river hydro scheme.  These concerns relate to the potential impact on salmon spawning grounds and angling on a popular beat … Continue reading

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Hatcheries may change salmonid genetics after single generation

Recent findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that the impact of hatcheries on salmonids is so profound that in just one generation traits are selected that allow fish to survive and prosper in the hatchery … Continue reading

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Further steps on Land Use Strategy

Steps to implement Scotland’s Land Use Strategy have been published today. The Action Plan brings together a joined-up set of commitments from across the Scottish Government, all of which contribute to the long term vision for land use and the … Continue reading

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Angling club lodges legal complaint with Europe

In an unprecedented move Brechin Angling Club (Brechin AC), supported by the Salmon & Trout Association (S&TA), has submitted a formal complaint to the European Commission over the Scottish Government’s failure to protect salmon stocks in the River South Esk … Continue reading

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Salmon’s place in ecosystems ”must be fully recognised”

Research on the marine life of salmon must continue, despite funding challenges, a conference has been told. The Ocean Silver conference held in London this week, organised by the Atlantic Salmon Trust (AST) and co-hosted by The Fishmongers’ Company and … Continue reading

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River Rede in Northumberland sees return of endangered pearl mussels

Thousands of fish have been released into a Northumberland river in an effort to re-establish a rare species of freshwater mussel. Environment Agency officers released 11,000 sea trout into the River Rede, some of which were carrying microscopic pearl mussel … Continue reading

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2011 winner of Scotland’s most prestigious angling award

The Chairman of the Tay Foundation, owners of the Savills Malloch Trophy – for the largest salmon caught on the fly and safely returned during the year in Scottish waters – is delighted to announce that this year’s winner is … Continue reading

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Consultation on Aquaculture & Fisheries Bill Announced

A consultation on the Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill was announced today. The consultation includes proposals to update enforcement provisions for aquaculture and fisheries, and a review of the approach to cost sharing and charges. The consultation will inform the development … Continue reading

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ASFB and RAFTS call for a greater focus on climate change adaptation strategies for salmon and sea trout

As widely predicted the Durban UN Conference on Climate Change (COP17) has failed to reach a legally-binding global agreement on pollution, with talks on a new legal deal not due to end until 2015 and with a further delay until … Continue reading

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River Thurso “mothballs” hatchery

The proprietors and management of the Thurso have opted not to operate the river’s hatchery this winter as they believe that stocking next spring will be superfluous (normally between 150,000 and 300,000 fry of hatchery origin are planted out annually). This … Continue reading

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