Atlantic Salmon

Boost for Wye and Usk Salmon Catches

The rivers Wye and Usk have recorded substantial increases in catches of salmon in 2012. Anglers and river owners have so far reported well over 1,250 salmon from each river, representing a 64% and 51% increase when compared to their respective 5-year average catches. In the case of the Wye, it is the highest number of fish caught since 1996. ... 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

Lakselva - Big Fish River of the Moment

The Lakselva river in Norway is now one of the most reliable rivers in the world when it comes to producing salmon of over 40lbs. We have been fishing the river over the past six seasons and in almost every week we have been there, one or more of our guests has landed a fish of over 40lbs. ... 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

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

Project FishRun - Salmon 'Grand Prix' in Finland

Project FishRun aims to increase awareness about the near extinct stocks of native salmon, and to involve companies in funding the vital research and restoration programs on salmon rivers. FishRun's first fish sport event at the mighty river Kymi in Finland has begun! Formula1 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen is among the supporting celebrities! ... Full story

Norwegian Salmon Nets Before the Security Council in Russia

The Governor of the Murmansk region, Marina Kovtun, has decided to refer the dispute on Norwegian coastal netting in Finnmark to the Security Council in Russia. Diplomatic talks in the last two years have failed to produce results. ... Full story

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