RAFTS & ASFB Annual Conference 17 March 2016

The changing face of fisheries management

RAFTS and ASFB held their joint annual conference on Thursday 17th March 2016. The programme is below – click on each presentation to view the content.


SESSION 1:   Future Fisheries Management – Session Chair:                Alasdair Laing
10:15 – 10:35      Provision for Wild Fisheries Scotland Bill Jeff Gibbons & Alan Wells, Scottish Government PRESENTATION
11.30 – 12:00:     Principles of Conservation Limits and Management Options for their Application. Stuart Middlemass, Marine Scotland Science and Simon McKelvey, Cromarty DSFB PRESENTATION 1 & PRESENTATION 2
SESSION 2:   Members activities & projects – Session Chair:               Andrew Wallace
13.30 – 13.50:   The MFTI: a collaborative and community based approach to trout conservation. Marcus Walters, Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries Trust PRESENTATION
13.50 – 14.10:     River restoration in urban environments: Challenges and Considerations – Tommy McDermott, Forth Fisheries Trust PRESENTATION
14.10 – 14.30:     Restoring the Fresh Water Pearl Population in the Upper River Moriston – Glochidial Development Monitoring and Artificial Encsytment – Nick Barker, Ness & Beauly Fisheries Trust PRESENTATION
SESSION 3:   Science and Management Session Chair:    Chris Horrill
14:50 – 15:10:     The Atlantic Salmon Trust – Sarah Bayley Slater, Atlantic Salmon Trust PRESENTATION
15:10 – 15:30:     Demographic and preliminary genetics analysis of the River Carron salmon fishery – Professor Eric Verspoor and Mark Coulson PRESENTATION

RAFTS & ASFB Annual Conference – 19 March 2015

ASFB and RAFTS held their annual conference on the 19th March 2015. The programme is below – click on each talk to view the presentation.

Challenges for Future Fisheries Management  

SESSION 1:          Marine Issues

SESSION 2:          Building Resilience

SESSION 3:          Wild Fisheries Review: Future Fisheries Management Needs


RAFTS & ASFB Annual Conference – 20 March 2014

Scottish Fisheries Management – Planning For Change? ASFB and RAFTS held our conference on the 20th March 2014. The programme is below – click on each talk to view the presentation.

SESSION 1: The future for Scottish fisheries Session Chair: Andrew Wallace

SESSION 2: Partnership working for wider benefits Session Chair: Alasdair Laing

SESSION 3: Stocking in Scotland Session Chair: Chris Horrill

RAFTS & ASFB Annual Conference – 21 March 2013

Catchment if you can: Is fisheries management more effective when catchment based?

RAFTS & ASFB held their annual conference on Thursday 21 March 2013. The programme is below, click on each talk to view the presentation. Abstracts for each session may be viewed HERE SESSION 1: Policy and Context

SESSION 2: Managing on a catchment scale

SESSION 3: Managing on a catchment scale


RAFTS & ASFB Annual Conference – 29 March 2012

Taking Practical Action in Straitened Times: Protecting, Managing and Promoting Scotland’s Rivers

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