Monthly Archives: May 2013

Salmon genome to be studied to breed farmed fish more resistent to sea lice

As climate change and increasing aquaculture production fuel the sea lice problem, some researchers hope knowledge from the soon-to-be sequenced salmon genome will give fish farmers an edge in an intensifying battle against the tiny parasites. “Sea lice is maybe … Continue reading

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River Annan – River watch on poachers

The River Annan & District Salmon Fishery Board has developed a partnership approach with Police Scotland to crack down on illegal poaching. The partnership will see stake outs conducted on the river from its source in upper Annandale down to … Continue reading

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Marine energy risk to salmon studied

Scientists are examining what impact marine energy devices planned for the Pentland Firth might have on migrating Atlantic salmon. The fish pass through the firth between the Scottish mainland and Orkney when they leave rivers for open sea and later … Continue reading

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GM salmon can breed with wild fish and pass on genes

The potential risks of genetically modified fish escaping into the wild have been highlighted in a new study. Scientists from Canada have found that transgenic Atlantic salmon can cross-breed with a closely related species – the brown trout. The fish, … Continue reading

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Marine Scotland Science salmon satellite tagging study

During the summer of 2013, Marine Scotland Science (MSS) are planning to deploy pop-up satellite tags on up to 50 salmon on the north coast near Strathy as part of an investigation into the potential for interaction between returning adult … Continue reading

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Salmon catches leap as Tay returns to its heyday

Salmon catches on Scotland’s biggest river have leapt more than 75% since last year, and could be as much as 96% higher. Tay ghillies using an online reporting tool recorded 700 fish caught last month, compared to just 307 in … Continue reading

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Marine Harvest to seek Aquaculture Stewardship Council accreditation

Marine Harvest, Scotland’s largest salmon farm company today announced it has committed itself to a new international scheme aiming to reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with the industry. Marine Harvest Scotland said it will begin seeking certification for … Continue reading

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Offshore tackles onshore – River Don Trust and Bibby Offshore unite to deliver volunteer programme to assist with river restoration

The River Don Trust has teamed up with volunteers from Bibby Offshore, a subsea installation provider for operators worldwide, to deliver and expedite practical restoration works as part of the Trust’s ongoing initiative to improve the physical habitat of the … Continue reading

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Ladies Day on hallowed water to benefit Deveron Trust

In association with the Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Charitable Trust, Anne Woodcock of FishPal is holding a Ladies Day on June 1 at the Mountblairy beat on the River Deveron. The day is designed for women who would like … Continue reading

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Parliament passes Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill

The Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill was passed by Parliament on Wednesday the 15th May, following the Stage 3 debate. Dr Alan Wells, Policy and Planning Director for the Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB) commented, “ASFB welcome the passing … Continue reading

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