Monthly Archives: December 2012

Could Scottish salmon farming be transformed by moving to dry land?

Scottish salmon is facing a challenge to its reputation as one of Britain’s best loved everyday luxuries, with scares over diseases and sea lice, heavy use of pesticides and seal killing raising fears about its environmental impact. A new fish-farming … Continue reading

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River Deveron Spring Salmon Conservation Scheme

The Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust (DBIT) are delighted to announce that local distiller CHIVAS REGAL (Pernod Ricard) have agreed to sponsor an innovative scheme to assist in the conservation of spring salmon on the river Deveron. The … Continue reading

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Statement from ASFB on the NE England Net Limitation Order

DEFRA has confirmed the Environment Agency’s (EA) Net Limitation Order for drift and T&J nets off the NE coast of England with a finite end point. The draft Order had been published earlier in 2012 and solicited a robust response … Continue reading

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Salmon get access to spawning tributary

Following the installation of a new fish pass on the River Don through a vehicle ford over the Ernan Burn on Edinglassie Estate the river’s salmon are able to utilise three miles of spawning and juvenile habitat. Jamie Urquhart, Biologist … Continue reading

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The dangers of underground gas

A quarter of Scotland has been opened up for drilling as part of Chancellor George Osborne’s new dash for underground gas. The potentially huge scale of the exploration has stirred fears of contamination, radioactive wastes, climate pollution and explosions. More … Continue reading

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Rafters and fishermen reach deal in River Tay dispute

Rafters have agreed to stay off a stretch of river in Perthshire for part of the week after reaching an agreement with anglers. Perth Sheriff Court was told a compromise had been reached between rafters and salmon fishermen in a … Continue reading

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