Monthly Archives: May 2012

Norway attempts to tackle lice

THE 9th International Sea Lice Conference is currently underway in Bergen and was addressed by Norwegian State Secretary Kristine Gramstad, who warned that lice levels were still a barrier to the growth of the industry, although she feels that they … Continue reading

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Autumn date confirmed for Aquaculture & Fisheries Bill

Environment Minister Stewart Stevenson has confirmed that new legislation on aquaculture and freshwater fisheries will be introduced in autumn 2012. Mr Stevenson said: “The Scottish Government is firmly committed to ensuring a viable, long-term future for aquaculture and freshwater fisheries, … Continue reading

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Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Charitable Trust win Scottish Thistle Award

The Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Charitable Trust have won a Scottish Thistle Award in the category of SNH Best Nature Based Experience Award (North East & Tayside). This prestigious award was won for the Deveron Fishing Festival and Biosecurity … Continue reading

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Fish take precedence in innovative new flow regimes for hydro-river

In an unprecedented move, the pattern of water flows in Argyll’s biggest river, the Awe, which has been harnessed for hydro since the late 1950s, has been fundamentally revised with the aim of improving fish spawning opportunities and juvenile fish … Continue reading

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Salmon Board deplores unilateral decision by Lochaber salmon netsman to walk away from important conservation agreement

The Lochaber District Salmon Fishery Board (LDSFB) is condemning the actions of one local salmon netsman who has unilaterally terminated a conservation agreement in order to kill scarce spring salmon. In 2009 a historic conservation agreement, brokered by LDSFB, was … Continue reading

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Deal lets salmon leap to breeding grounds

A tradition of net fishing dating back hundreds of years has been brought to a close after a salmon conservation group backed by Paul Volcker, the former Fed chairman, bought out the rights of the last remaining netsmen in the … Continue reading

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Polluters face on-the-spot fines

SCOTLAND’S environmental watchdog could gain the power to hand out spot fines of up to £40,000 for green crimes under a planned clampdown on polluters. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) currently has to refer any alleged breaches to procurators … Continue reading

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Call for law change to rein in expansion of salmon netting

The Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB) is advocating that a new right of pre-emption on the sale of any salmon netting rights – in favour of the relevant local District Salmon Fishery Board – be included in the forthcoming … Continue reading

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