Monthly Archives: June 2012

New genetics programme for West Greenland fishery

A consortium of scientists from Europe and North America has been formed to re-examine scales and tissue samples gathered over recent years from the West Greenland fishery, in order to crack the genetic code. This will make it possible to … Continue reading

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Sea trout stocks“devastated” by poachers

POACHERS abandoned their haul of fish after being disturbed on the River Nith. Patrolling water bailiffs discovered hessian sacks full of dead sea trout and one salmon during a routine river check. The incident took place on the river near … Continue reading

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International Conference Concludes with Call for More Action to Conserve Wild Atlantic Salmon

International experts today concluded discussions on the condition of wild Atlantic salmon stocks and agreed on new steps to support recovery. Scientific information provided to the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) during its 29th annual meeting this week indicated … Continue reading

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NASCO visit the Nith

Saturday June 9th saw an International delegation visit the River Nith in its head waters. This was the culmination of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) conference which was being hosted by the Scottish Government in Edinburgh this year. … Continue reading

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