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Wester Ross Area Salmon Fishery Board Annual Public Meeting

The Wester Ross Area Salmon Fishery Board will hold its Annual Public Meeting at 1500hrs on Wednesday 28th May 2014 at the Harbour Centre in Gairloch (IV21 2BQ). Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting during which there will … Continue reading

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Provisional Scottish salmon and sea trout fishery statistics for the 2013 season

Marine Scotland Science have published the provisional Scottish salmon and sea trout fishery statistics for the 2013 season. This information may be accessed from the Scottish Government website. Topic sheets may be downloaded from this page which provide summaries of … Continue reading

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Regional Water Bailiff Training Day

This week the Ness District Salmon Fishery Board, in collaboration with Police Scotland, hosted a Regional Water Bailiff Training Day at Ness-Side Estate. This was attended by a total of thirteen Water Bailiffs from the Rivers Alness, Conon, Beauly, Ness, … Continue reading

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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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Remit, Scope and Structure of Wild Fisheries Review Announced

The remit, scope and structure of the wild fisheries review was today announced by Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Environment and Climate Change. The review will look at how to manage, conserve and develop our wild fisheries to maximise the sustainable … Continue reading

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Swedish fishery manager scoops first salmon and praises Tweed

The prize for the first salmon of the season to be caught on the Tweed went overseas this year. A fishery manager from Sweden landed the first springer on February 1, winning the Tweedside Tackle Trophy, Angler Kent Håkansson was … Continue reading

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