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BBC Scotland – Scottish salmon farming’s sea lice ‘crisis’

The Scottish salmon farming industry is facing major problems from sea lice, which have led to a cut in output, fast rising costs and a big rise in prices. The problem is not new, but it has burgeoned during this … Continue reading

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Wild Fisheries Reform

The Scottish Government have issued a press release relating to Wild Fisheries Reform http://news.gov.scot/news/wild-fisheries Fisheries Management Scotland have welcomed the clarity provided by the Cabinet Secretary’s recent statement on wild fisheries reform. Dr Alan Wells, Fisheries Management Scotland Chief Executive … Continue reading

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New salmon season on the Dee gets underway with benefactor Martin Gilbert of Aberdeen Asset Management making the first cast

The start of the 2015 salmon fishing season on the River Dee will be celebrated on Monday February 2nd with an official opening ceremony on the riverbank by Potarch Bridge. Martin Gilbert, trailblazing local businessman and Chief Executive of Aberdeen … Continue reading

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Paul Young to open the salmon fishing season on the River Tay, as statutory “no kill” for salmon before April comes into effect

Paul Young, the well-known Scottish television actor and presenter, opens the salmon fishing season on the Tay at the Hilton Dunkeld House tomorrow (15 January). A ceremony, organised by the Hilton in conjunction with Dunkeld and Birnam Angling Association, the … Continue reading

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Association of Fishery Boards reminds anglers of new statutory requirement to release all salmon caught before April

As the new salmon fishing season begins on many northern rivers, the Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB) is reminding anglers that it is now a legal requirement that all salmon caught before April are released back into the water. … Continue reading

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2014 winner of Scotland’s most prestigious angling award, the greatest honour in British gamefishing, announced

The 2014 winner of the FishPal Malloch Trophy – for one of the largest salmon caught by an angler on a fly and safely returned during the year in Scottish waters – has been announced. The successful angler is Wayne … Continue reading

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Stronger control on killing wild salmon

Scottish Government News Release The killing of wild salmon could require a licence following a public consultation that will be launched early in the new year. The consultation will seek views on a conservation measure to ban killing wild salmon … Continue reading

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Scottish Government take forward further protection for spring salmon

Scottish Government News Release – Conversation order laid in parliament. Early-running spring salmon are being further protected through mandatory catch and release measures. The measures, which come into force before the start of the 2015 season and will run for … Continue reading

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Moray Firth Trout Initiative wins National Conservation Award

The Moray Firth Trout Initiative (MFTI) recently won the Wild Trout Hero Award at the Annual Wild Trout Trust Conservation Awards in London. Over 100 guests attended a Wild Trout Trust evening at the Savile Club in Mayfair to present … Continue reading

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Tweed tagging reaches milestone

A thousand salmon have been tagged on the River Tweed in the past decade, as scientists try to find out how many fish are in the river and the number caught by anglers. The Tweed Foundation has been carrying out … Continue reading

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