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Initial response of the Association of Fishery Boards and the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland to Scottish Government’s consultation paper on wild fisheries reform

The Association of Fishery Boards (ASFB), which represents Scotland’s 41 district salmon fishery boards, and the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS), representing 26 local Trusts, will engage constructively in the consultation process on a new management and regulatory … Continue reading

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Fishery Boards unite to lease Ythan estuary and coastal nets. Netting will not proceed in 2015 in the interests of conservation.

Following negotiations between local fishery boards and the Usan Salmon Company, commercial salmon and sea trout netting in the Ythan estuary and on the coast just to the south will not take place during 2015. The netting rights in question, … Continue reading

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Sundown on the Deveron – barbeque and fundraising evening: 6 June

The Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Charitable Trust is hosting a BBQ at Mayen Estate on the 6th June 2015 with an auction to raise funds for practical habitat restoration, predator control, Invasive non-native species control and the local schools … Continue reading

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Offshore tackles onshore – River Don Trust and Bibby Offshore unite to deliver volunteer programme to assist with river restoration

The River Don Trust has teamed up with volunteers from Bibby Offshore, a subsea installation provider for operators worldwide, to deliver and expedite practical restoration works as part of the Trust’s ongoing initiative to improve the physical habitat of the … Continue reading

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Ladies Day on hallowed water to benefit Deveron Trust

In association with the Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Charitable Trust, Anne Woodcock of FishPal is holding a Ladies Day on June 1 at the Mountblairy beat on the River Deveron. The day is designed for women who would like … Continue reading

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Invasive non-native Crayfish discovered in detected in Nith catchment

North American Signal Crayfish (NASC) have been discovered in Lochrutton, a loch in the lower western catchment of the River Nith.  This invasive non-native species has been spread to a number of catchments in Scotland and is having an adverse … Continue reading

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River Dee Trust – Auction

The River Dee Trust is holding an online auction to raise funds to support and further work on the River Dee. The auction can be found at www.riverdee.org/auction/auctionwelcome.asp  The auction starts at 9 am on Tue 1st November and will … Continue reading

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