Monthly Archives: July 2013

Porpoise caught in illegal salmon net died ‘slow, painful’ death

A porpoise caught in an illegal salmon net would have died a “slow, painful” death, police have said. Officers are hunting a poacher who set a 125 metre-long nylon net off the west coast of Lewis in the Western Isles. … Continue reading

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ASFB response to article in The Times on salmon netting

ASFB sent the following letter to the Times in response to an article relating to salmon netting published on 29 July 2013 (subscription required) Your report (“Supplier warns of threat to wild salmon”, July 29), in which fly fishing is … Continue reading

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Marine consultation launched

A joint marine consultation has been launched that will help decide how Scotland’s seas are managed in the future. The joint consultation includes: Scotland’s first National Marine Plan which will provide a single framework to manage all activity in Scottish … Continue reading

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Speyburn teams up with the Spey Foundation to conserve Scottish wildlife

Speyburn Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced it will be joining forces with the Spey Foundation to support their ongoing conservation work along the River Spey. The one year partnership will fund a project that opens up the Spey … Continue reading

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Salmon board hires new chief exec

Chris Conroy, currently superintendent and biologist for the River Naver Fisheries, has been appointed the new chief executive of the Ness District Salmon Fishery Board and will move from Sutherland to Inverness to take up his new post on 1 … Continue reading

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Annan DSFB to apply for conservation measures to protect sea trout

The River Annan District Salmon Fishery Board is applying to the Scottish Government for a regulation under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003 and decided by ministers. The board hopes it will come into effect by February … Continue reading

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Community and local anglers make determined effort to restore native salmon to small Lochaber river

The Sunart Community Company and Strontian Angling Association have embarked on an ambitious, long-term plan to save the Strontian River’s salmon. No salmon have been caught on the Strontian for many years and the number of juvenile fish in the … Continue reading

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