Monthly Archives: February 2013

Protecting Fish from Antidepressants by Using New Wastewater Treatment Technique

Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have developed a new technique to prevent pharmaceutical residues from entering waterways and harming wildlife. The new water treatment technology — called membrane distallation — separates drug residues from sewage with … Continue reading

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Fishermen called to arms in crayfish fight as salmon season opens

Anglers are being urged to keep an eye out for crayfish in the River Nith. The call comes after destructive North American signal crayfish were discovered in waters at Lochrutton for the first time last year. The invasive shellfish have … Continue reading

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Hydro firm caused ‘hundreds of years’ of damage

A CATASTROPHIC green energy scheme caused pollution that will last hundreds of years and wiped out one of the world’s most important populations of a highly endangered species, a court heard yesterday. The hydro scheme – designed to produce electricity … Continue reading

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River Forss salmon season opens

THE salmon fishing season on the River Forss opened on Monday with anglers hoping for a repeat of last year’s record catch. The river yielded a best ever total of 504 salmon, which included a record weekly haul of 73. … Continue reading

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Sockeye salmon ‘sense magnetic field of home’

Salmon use the Earth’s magnetic field to navigate across the ocean as they return to their home rivers to breed, research suggests. Each year millions of fish make the journey home in one of the toughest migrations of the animal … Continue reading

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Salmon season opens at Teith

More than 70 anglers celebrated the first day of Stirling Council Fisheries 2013 Salmon Fishing Season on the River Teith at Callander Meadows on Friday. And joining the celebrations was world-renowned fly caster and salmon fisherman Peter Anderson who performed … Continue reading

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U-turn on River Esk salmon ruling

ANGLERS were celebrating today following a surprise Scottish Government u-turn on its controversial decision to allow the country’s biggest coastal netting station to extend its catching season close to a major salmon river. Last August furious salmon fishing interest on … Continue reading

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RACCE Committee backs general principles of Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill

Members of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee have backed the general principles of the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill, but also argued it needed to be “more robust”. During their scrutiny of the legislation, MSPs visited salmon … Continue reading

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River Tweed salmon poaching crackdown starts

A crackdown on poaching by professional gangs has been launched on one of Scotland’s premier salmon rivers. Several agencies are joining forces to stamp out illegal activity on the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders. Lothian and Borders Police, Scottish … Continue reading

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ASFB statement on sea lice

Sea lice infestation as a source of marine mortality of outwardly migrating Atlantic salmon smolts has been investigated by treating groups of ranched salmon, prior to release, with a prophylactic sea lice treatment. This research was recently published in the … Continue reading

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