Monthly Archives: November 2012

PAMBuoy acoustic monitoring system helps protect salmon rising at new Forth Road Bridge crossing

The new PAMBuoy™ acoustic monitoring system officially launched in September by SMRU Ltd, the spin out from the Sea Mammal Research Unit at University of St Andrews, is being used to protect salmon in the River Forth estuary during the … Continue reading

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Hooked on Fishing – River Annan

As part of a project to get young people hooked on fishing, volunteers from the River Annan Trust attempted to reel in a new generation of anglers. See the video here.

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Improving the physical condition of Scotland’s water environment

Around a quarter of Scottish rivers, lochs and coastal waters have been physically altered because of historic industry, urban and rural land development. Improving the physical condition of these waters could achieve many benefits for human health and the environment, … Continue reading

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Hydropower scheme stopped in landmark legal case by anglers

Fish Legal has won an historic injunction against a multi-million pound hydropower development on the River Trent at Sawley Weir, in the process exposing major failings in the regulatory process. The membership association Fish Legal, acting for its member the … Continue reading

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Rural Affairs Committee visits River Dee

The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee visited Aberdeenshire and Montrose as part of their scrutiny of the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill, which is set to reform both wild and farmed fisheries. In Aberdeenshire, MSPs heard about how … Continue reading

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Sea lice spread by fish farms kill 39 per cent of wild salmon

SCOTTISH fish farms are spreading a deadly parasite that now kills more than a third of wild salmon in the north-east Atlantic, experts warned today. A new international study found “unexpectedly large” numbers of wild salmon are dying in European … Continue reading

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Invasive non-native Crayfish discovered in detected in Nith catchment

North American Signal Crayfish (NASC) have been discovered in Lochrutton, a loch in the lower western catchment of the River Nith.  This invasive non-native species has been spread to a number of catchments in Scotland and is having an adverse … Continue reading

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