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Controversial Salmon Farms 'Must Close'

Salmon and Trout Association (Scotland) calls for closure of the Ardessie B fish farm and a thorough environmental assessment of Ardessie A, failing which that farm too must close. ... Full story

Usan - No Salmon Netting on Ythan

The Salmon and Trout Association (Scotland) (S&TA(S)) has welcomed the announcement by Usan Salmon Fisheries Ltd, Scotland’s largest salmon netting company, not to exercise its recently acquired rights to net in the estuary of the River Ythan and on the adjacent coastline. ... Full story

Anger as Fisheries Firm Nets Salmon River Rights

Anglers are outraged that a commercial netting company has been granted the rights to a crucial stretch of water near the mouth of an important salmon river. ... Full story

Hatcheries ‘May Damage Salmon Populations’

Fisheries Trusts’ report concludes that the use of hatcheries on salmon rivers is generally futile and may actually damage salmon populations. ... Full story

Rare ‘White’ Marlin Caught

A fishing crew in Costa Rica caught and released a 300lb marlin that has set the international angling community abuzz. ... Full story

Bad News for Wild Stocks as a Scottish Fish Farm loses 155,000 Salmon

Strong winds and heavy seas are being blamed for damage that allowed some 155,000 salmon to escape from Meridian Salmon Group’s fish farm in Shetland report the BBC. ... Full story

Charity Salmon Days

Anne Woodcock has organised three charity salmon ladies’ days to be held during June and July 2014 ... Full story

River Tweed Angling Code

The River Tweed Commission has published an updated version of the Tweed Angling Code for Salmon and Sea-trout. ... Full story

Sea Lice Numbers Out of Control

Salmon farming industry figures reveal that sea lice numbers are out of control in parts of the west coast and western isles. ... Full story

Commercial Exploitation of Wild Salmon - A Joint Statement from Iceland and Faroe Islands

The fishermen of the Faroe Islands have joined the North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF) in condemning the Scottish and Norwegian governments for continuing to encourage the commercial exploitation of scarce wild salmon stocks. ... Full story

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