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Passing the Salmon Conservation Torch

St. Andrews, NB , Canada…The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is pleased to announce that Christopher H. Buckley Jr., a resident of Islamorada, Florida, assumed the chairmanship of the organization’s US Board of Directors at a meeting in New York City on November 15. ... Full story

Ponoi River Fishing Museum Completed

It is true that all great salmon rivers have great histories. It is also up to us to preserve this sporting heritage, which is why, after over a year of diligent work, the Ponoi museum in Ryabaga Camp officially opened this past September. ... Full story

Fishing Days at Farlow's and Sportfish

As part of their regular series of events covering destinations and fly fishing around the globe, Farlow's and Sportfish are pleased to welcome Andrew Rushton, owner of the Kalum River Lodge in British Columbia and Stjani Benediktsson and Bjossi Runarsson who are two top fly fishing guides from Iceland. ... Full story

Devastating impact on Wild Salmon populations from Sea Lice

Inland Fisheries Ireland has collaborated in an international study to examine the impact of sea lice on the marine survival of Atlantic salmon. In a newly published report, results reveal that that on average 39% of salmon mortalities were attributable to sea lice which impacts wild salmon numbers and therefore wild salmon fisheries. ... Full story

New Sealice Rules Proposed for New Brunwsick

The New Brunswick government is proposing changes to the province's Aquaculture Act that would require companies to report on their sea lice treatment and monitoring programs. ... Full story

Giant Snakeheads on the Fly

Adventure fishing for exotic species does not get much better than in the jungles of southeast Asia where guide Jean-Francois Helias continues to put his anglers onto some amazing fish. In this case fly angler Richard Hart from Orlando has recorded some great catches of Giant Snakehead on the fly recently. ... Full story

Security Council accepts the Salmon Challenge

The Russian Security Council has decided to confront Norway with the damage its commercial salmon fishing industry is doing to the future of Russia‘s wild Atlantic salmon stocks. The Russians have decided to make the issue a priority for discussion at the March 2013 meeting of the Norwegian-Russian intergovernmental commission. ... Full story

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

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