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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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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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