Monthly Archives: August 2012

River diversion on the Nith

The course of the River Nith was altered at Kier’s Greenburn Surface Coal Mine near New Cumnock, during the second week of August 2012. This was the first of two planned diversions of the river to facilitate the extraction of … Continue reading

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Salmon fishery board condemns Usan’s fishing extension

A fishery board has condemned the Scottish government’s decision to extend the season for the country’s biggest wild salmon netting company. The Esk District Salmon Fishery Board said giving Usan Salmon Fisheries an additional 14 days to catch fish was … Continue reading

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ASFB reaction to Scotsman report on Beavers and fish

In response to a recent article in the Scotsman, Alan Wells, Policy and Planning Director of ASFB made the following comments: Your report “Beleaguered beavers are fishermen’s friend, claim scientists” (10 August) is based on research that has very little … Continue reading

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Aquaculture and fisheries consultation

Analysis of the consultation on proposals for the introduction of an Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill, which received 1,342 responses, has been published. The Scottish Government consulted on how to achieve a sustainable future for aquaculture and freshwater fisheries and ensure … Continue reading

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