Monthly Archives: March 2014

Fisheries Trusts’ report concludes that the use of hatcheries on salmon rivers is generally futile and may actually damage salmon populations

A new review by the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS) of the practice of artificial stocking of salmon rivers has concluded emphatically that there should be “a general presumption against stocking of salmon” as the practice is an … Continue reading

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The contribution of Fishery Boards and Fishery Trusts to Scotland

The important contribution and role of Fishery Boards and Fishery Trusts in the management of Scotland’s rivers and freshwater fisheries is highlighted in the annual factsheet published today by the Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB) and the Rivers and … Continue reading

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How Fish Counters Are Used on Tweed

The Tweed Foundation has produced a new film on YouTube explaining how it uses its fish counters on the River. James Hunt, The Foundation’s assistant biologist, uses the film to explain how the information obtained from the counts are related … Continue reading

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Annual Water Bailiff Conference underlines the importance of partnership between fishery bailiffs and Police Scotland in tackling wildlife crime

The importance of close co-operation between salmon fishery bailiffs and the police – in combating wildlife crime in Scotland – was highlighted at this week’s Annual Bailiff Conference. The event was convened jointly by the Association of Salmon Fishery Boards … Continue reading

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New catch and release guidance aims to maximise salmon survival

Scotland’s wild fisheries organisations have combined with their counterparts south of the border to produce a new angler’s guide on Catch and Release for Salmon. The guide’s primary purpose is to provide practical advice and guidance to anglers to maximise … Continue reading

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