Monthly Archives: August 2013

Argyll District Salmon Fishery Board sets out objection to Loch Etive fish farm application

The Argyll District Salmon Fishery Board (ADSFB) has highlighted the issue of “escapes” of rainbow trout in its latest response to the application by Dawnfresh for a new fish farm on Loch Etive (north of Oban). This follows reports of … Continue reading

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New Study highlights 34% loss in wild salmon numbers from Sea Lice

Statement by Inland Fisheries Ireland Inland Fisheries Ireland notes the findings of a new international scientific paper which identifies fundamental flaws in the methodology and findings of a study (Jackson et al), elements of which have formed the basis of … Continue reading

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Trout return to the Pullaugh Burn on the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee

Following the SEPA review of the Controlled Activities Regulations (CAR) licence, first phase improvements have been completed by Scottish Power on the Pullaugh Burn. Since the installation of the Galloway Hydros Scheme, the Pullaugh Burn, which flows from Loch Grannoch down … Continue reading

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Gamekeepers join bid to halt Scottish mussel theft

GAMEKEEPERS and ghillies are teaming up with wildlife crime officers in a bid to halt the theft of freshwater pearl mussels in Scotland. The illegal fishing of these bi-valve mussels, Margaritifera margaretifera, is threatening the species. They are protected under … Continue reading

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