Monthly Archives: May 2013

‘Wheelyboat’ gives disabled anglers fishing opportunity

A REMOTE Sutherland estate has taken delivery of a boat specially designed for disabled anglers. The Coulam 16 “Wheelyboat” was launched on a loch at Badanloch Estate, west of Kinbrace, on Monday with around 25 people in attendance, including Michael … Continue reading

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Anglers demand sea lice numbers

Anglers are calling on MSPs and ministers to stop protecting salmon farmers from proper scrutiny over parasites and force them to publish weekly sea-lice count data by law. They say that while a few sea lice on a large adult … Continue reading

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Call for sea lice alerts at farms

ALEX FERGUSSON, a former presiding officer of the Scottish parliament, has raised concern that secrecy around sea lice outbreaks on fish farms could be concealing a serious environmental problem. Fergusson, the Tory MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, wants detailed … Continue reading

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Pesticides from salmon farms poison Scotland’s lochs

Pesticides from 12 salmon farms have contaminated lochs around Scotland’s coast in breach of safety limits, according to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa). Environmental monitoring by Sepa, the government watchdog, over the last three years has discovered high levels … Continue reading

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Permission refused for tidal turbines at mouth of South Esk

Marine Scotland has turned down a licence application from GlaxoSmithKline to install 15 turbines at the mouth of Montrose Basin. The regulator said it would not issue a marine licence due to the site being designated as a special protection … Continue reading

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Esk Rivers and Fisheries Trust turns clock back 200 years by restoring river to its original course.

A pioneering project to restore part of an important salmon river to its original course, thus recreating suitable habitat for salmon and other fish, has been completed by the Esk Rivers and Fisheries Trust (ERFT). The course of the Rottal … Continue reading

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