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Atlantic Salmon Trust Highlight Three Key Salmon Survival Issues

Melfort Campbell and Tony Andrews, the Atlantic Salmon Trust's Chairman and CEO, recently visited New Brunswick, discussing alternatives to the destructive and unsustainable open cage method of salmon farming currently used in Scotland and Canada. Details will be released soon of the outcome of their discussions. ... Full story

Hardy and Greys Up For Sale

In an exclusive interview with the UK-based fishing trade magazine Angling International, Ken Brewster, the Commercial Director of Hardy & Greys has explained why the company is being put up for sale. Meanwhile business continues as usual at this iconic British brand. ... Full story

Billfish Conservation Act Becomes Law in US

On October 5, 2012, President Obama signed the Billfish Conservation Act into law, effectively banning the importation of all billfish into the continental United States. The signing marks the culmination of a united undertaking by a diverse coalition of angling and conservation organizations working in cooperation with a bipartisan group of congressional champions. ... Full story

Alphonse Island Season Gets Underway

The excitement of a new Alphonse Season is always the silver lining behind the cloud of approaching winter for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Virgin flats, aggressive predatory species, relaxed milkfish, hungry bonefish and expert guides ready to help our fishers get at them all. ... Full story

2012 Auction for Wild Salmon in Norway

The Eighth Auction in Support of Wild Salmon in Norway will take place 25th October 2012 from 6:00 PM at The Old Astrup Fearnley Museum for Modern Art in Oslo. The full auction catalogue is now available and a shorter English language version is reproduced here that you can read online. ... Full story

Disappointing Returns of Wild Atlantic Salmon in Canada This Year

St. Andrews… It is now apparent to the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) that there has been a major decline in this year’s return of wild Atlantic salmon to most Canadian rivers. In Newfoundland and Labrador, returns have decreased from 2011 by 25-30% on average, with counts on some rivers, like Harry’s, down by as much as 50% and Sandhill River down by as much as 60%. ... Full story

Atlantic Salmon Trust Asks Commercial Pelagic Netsmen to Help Track Atlantic salmon

Professor Ken Whelan, AST’s Director of Research, has asked the representatives of the EU’s pelagic fleets to work closely with salmon scientists to learn more about the life of salmon (the ‘canary of the North Atlantic’) in the ocean, when he addressed Friday’s (Oct 5, 2012) meeting of the Pelagic Regional Advisory Council, held in Amsterdam. ... Full story

Costa Launches Hunt For New Fishing Adventures

Sunglasses specialist Costa Del Mar have launched a 7 year global project to seek out the best new fishing adventures around the world. The first destination the 4-man team have traveled too in their quest is Mexico and the resulting film is due out this Autumn. Drama, excitement and plenty of fish action can all be expected. ... Full story

Why You Need Some Smaller Hooks

Researchers at the University of British Columbia say the world's fish are likely to get smaller as our oceans warm - bad news for anglers! ... Full story

Salmon Activist Wins Defamation Case

A Canadian Supreme Court has upheld the right of anti-salmon farm activist Don Staniford to make defamatory remarks when speaking out in protest against Norwegian-owned salmon farms operating in Canada whose products he claims are dangerous to public health. ... Full story

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