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SSE withdraws their application to take more water from the Spey Catchment

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has recently confirmed that Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) has withdrawn an application to take yet more water from the Spey Catchment as part of their proposals to re-water the River Garry in the … Continue reading

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ASFB and RAFTS welcome the publication of the final report and recommendations of the independent Wild Fisheries Review panel

The Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB) and Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS) have welcomed the publication of an independent review of wild fisheries management in Scotland. The review was conducted by a panel consisting of Andrew Thin … Continue reading

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Salmon Farms can have Significant Impact on Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Stocks

The Chairman and Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) have today (18.09.14) welcomed a definitive review of over 300 scientific publications, which has just been published, on the effects sea lice can have on sea trout stocks. A team of … Continue reading

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Chinese mitten crab found in River Clyde

An alien crab named as one of the planet’s worst invasive species has been found in the wild in Scotland for the first time. A female Chinese mitten crab has been discovered in the River Clyde near Dalmarnock. John Clark, … Continue reading

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Millions of pearl mussels wiped out by sewage pollution, say scientists

Millions of freshwater pearl mussels have been killed by sewage pollution of the River Spey in northeast Scotland over the last 15 years, according to scientific reports released under freedom of information law. Experts from the James Hutton Institute in … Continue reading

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Spotlight on hydro as barriers block salmon

MINI green energy schemes may pose a danger to struggling populations of wild salmon and trout by thwarting their journey upstream, according to pioneering new research. Matthew Newton, a scientist at Glasgow University, used state-of-the-art radio tagging technology in a … Continue reading

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Epic high Grampians walk produces windfall for River Dee Trust

An epic walk over some of Scotland’s most remote and testing terrain has now raised over £5,000 in support of the River Dee Trust. In June Trust Chairman Richard Gledson, together with Braemar and Crathie Parish Minister Reverend Kenneth Mackenzie … Continue reading

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Spring salmon protection explored

Scottish Government News Release Minister announces consultation to protect early-running spring salmon Options designed to take proactive action to protect the early-running spring salmon that are at particularly low levels across Scotland, will shortly be consulted on by the Scottish … Continue reading

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Mounting concern about underwater noise pollution harming marine wildlife

Marine wildlife is being killed, deformed, injured, traumatised and subjected to dangerous levels of stress by a crescendo of underwater noise from ships and offshore industry, scientists are warning. Whales, squid, fish, crabs and shellfish are all suffering from the … Continue reading

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Migrating Atlantic salmon findings published

Marine Scotland Science has published findings of a study looking at the behaviour of homeward migrating salmon in the ICES Journal of Marine Science. The study is part of a research programme, funded by the Scottish Government, which aims to … Continue reading

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