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New headquarters for Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries

A landmark building in Ardgay has been acquired by Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries as its new office headquarters.  Located right in the centre of the village, the building formerly housed the Alladale Stores and the European Nature Trust (for those … Continue reading

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Atlantic salmon also show capacity to adapt to warmer waters

Populations of Atlantic salmon have a surprisingly good capacity to adjust to warmer temperatures that are being seen with climate change, a group of scientists at the University of Oslo and University of British Columbia have discovered. The finding about … Continue reading

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Salmon escape traced back to farm thanks to DNA sampling

Researchers in Norway have successfully identified the farm at the cause of an escape of farmed salmon last autumn, by analyzing DNA samples from the escaped fish. The researchers, from the Institute of Marine Research, had been asked by the Fisheries … Continue reading

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Prolific poacher is jailed for catching salmon

A SERIAL poacher who has racked up 33 convictions for stealing fish from Scottish rivers has been jailed. Edward Ingle was caught using nets to illegally take salmon from the River Tyne, in East Lothian, in April this year. And … Continue reading

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Blackface sheep winning giant hogweed battle

A pilot project which saw sheep being tested as a new weapon in the battle against giant hogweed is being rolled out. Richie Miller of the Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust explains on Reporting Scotland here.

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Police and fisheries bodies condemn major fish kill in East Lothian river

A major and indiscriminate fish kill on an East Lothian river last week has prompted condemnation from the police and local and national fisheries organisations. 60 very large sea trout – ranging between 4 lb and 12 lb – were … Continue reading

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Salmon conservation agreement extended following first zero net catch in Inner Moray Firth

For the first time in over 60 years no salmon were taken by netsmen in the Inverness Firth during the 2013 season – and a new agreement has been reached to extend a key salmon conservation measure for a further … Continue reading

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Prime Tweed autumn salmon fishings under the hammer

Opportunities to acquire some of Britain’s most sought-after autumn salmon fishing are detailed in the 2014 Annual Auction in aid of the Tweed Foundation, which aims to protect and enhance fish populations in the Tweed system. 37 lots covering 29 … Continue reading

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20 rivers in Scotland polluted by toxic ‘gender-bender’ chemicals

Twenty rivers across Scotland are contaminated with toxic “gender-bender” chemicals contained in cleaning agents, cosmetics, plastics and pesticides, according to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa). Monitoring by the government watchdog has found traces of nonylphenols – chemicals known to … Continue reading

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Police in Inverness and water bailiffs work in partnership to tackle poaching

Leading on from the recent water bailiff training day, a Police Scotland wildlife crime officer joined water bailiffs from the Ness District Salmon Board on a boat- based patrol of Loch Ness on Saturday (May 3). The boat used was a licensed … Continue reading

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