Monthly Archives: February 2012

RAFTS ASFB Annual Conference 2012 – Programme now available

For a number of years, RAFTS has convened its annual conference in the Spring to discuss matters of interest to its members. In 2012, for the first time, and in recognition of the close working relationship between the two organisations, … Continue reading

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Only one week until River Dee Fundraising Auction

The River Dee Trust’s fundraising auction is now only a week away. There are some fantastic lots and all the money raised from them will go to practical restoration works on the Dee. Sealed bids can be placed for the … Continue reading

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Lochaber river salmon restock trial ‘positive’

A project to raise numbers of wild salmon in a Highlands river has come to the end of a three-year trial. Salmon farming giant Marine Harvest has been working with the local angling association on the restocking of the River … Continue reading

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The Deveron Fishing Festival 2012

The Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust will be holding the second Deveron Fishing Festival in April/May with anglers invited to visit and fish on Deveronside, along side some of their favourite trade manufacturers, who will be hosting a selection of the festival beats. … Continue reading

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US Hatchery Salmon ‘Overwhelming Natural Populations’

Hatchery raised salmon are overwhelming populations of wild-raised Salmon in some of California’s rivers, masking the fact that too few wild fish are returning to sustain a natural population in the river. “We expected to find hatchery fish, but the … Continue reading

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Cree Board Introduces Conservation Code

The River Cree District Salmon Fishery Board has issued a new Conservation Code in the interests of conserving salmon and sea trout stocks in Galloway’s most prolific river. Jamie Hyslop, Chairman of the Board, explained: “Many of the Cree’s beats … Continue reading

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River Moriston Opening

Fishing on the River Moriston got off to a cold start on the 16th January with freezing temperatures making the hearty lunch provided by Annie Girvan and her team more than welcome for the brave party of enthusiast who turned … Continue reading

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Proposals to streamline development of offshore renewables published

A blueprint to streamline the scoping, planning and consenting of offshore renewables developments was published today. The report, prepared by a task force comprising Marine Scotland, environmental regulators, renewable developers and The Crown Estate, was welcomed by Alex Salmond as … Continue reading

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Consultation on a Hydro Nation Strategy and a Water Resources Bill Launched

A consultation on a Hydro Nation Strategy and a Water Resources Bill has been launched aimed at cementing Scotland’s global reputation as a country with a dynamic, world class, water industry. The proposed Bill places a duty on Ministers to … Continue reading

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River Crime Initiative Launched

With the salmon fishing season about to commence on all of Grampian’s rivers over the next few weeks, a new initiative has been launched to raise awareness of the potential impact of wildlife crime on the region’s waterways. The initiative … Continue reading

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