Monthly Archives: March 2012

Fishery Trusts and SNH sign historic agreement

The Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS) has agreed a ground-breaking co-operation accord with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in recognition of their common objectives for the better management of aquatic environments and fisheries and the conservation of native fish … Continue reading

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Critical role of Scotland’s Fishery Boards and Fishery Trusts highlighted

The important contribution and role of Fishery Boards and Fishery Trusts in the management of Scotland’s freshwater fisheries is highlighted in a new factsheet published today by the Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB) and the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts … Continue reading

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Wild fishery bodies express deep concern over beaver impasse

Scotland’s leading wild fishery organisations, the Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB) and the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS), have re-iterated their opposition to the continuing presence of feral beavers in Tayside. This follows today’s announcement (on BBC … Continue reading

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2012 Bailiffs Conference

The 2012 Annual Bailiffs Conference, held on March 13 and 14 at Aviemore, was testimony to the increasing co-operation between river bailiffs and the police in tackling wildlife crime. The agenda included five presentations from police wildlife crime officers aimed … Continue reading

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The Salmon’s Journey returns to BBC ALBA

THE Atlantic Salmon’s amazing ability to navigate thousands of miles of open ocean, and leap formidable waterfalls on its return journey to the place it was born, has justifiably earned it the title of ‘king of fish’. And BBC ALBA’s … Continue reading

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DNA tracing for escaped farmed salmon to be tested

Physical marking of farmed salmon and DNA tracing will now be tested as a combined method to find out if a given salmon in the sea or river is an escaped farmed salmon and, if so, which fish farm it … Continue reading

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Return your salmon to claim a reward, says Trust

THE Salmon fishing seasons are now open on both the Cree and Bladnoch – the two Galloway rivers that still support an early running component to their salmon stock. And as always, anglers are being urged to return all salmon … Continue reading

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Leap in salmon catches in River Annan

SALMON catches have been leaping on the River Annan and for Annan’s poke netters. Figures for 2011 show that fishermen had one of their best seasons for a number of years, almost doubling the number of salmon, weighing in at … Continue reading

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