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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has recently confirmed that Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) has withdrawn an application to take yet more water from the Spey Catchment as part of their proposals to re-water the River Garry in the … Continue reading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