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
After many months of deliberation and thinking through the work being done by other organisation within the wild salmonids sector, the Atlantic Salmon Trust has decided that there are some serious gaps in knowledge in the coastal and marine stages of the lives of our salmon and sea trout. This has led to a new policy being outlined changing the focus of their work. ... Full story
The prestigious Princess Anne Theatre at BAFTA on London’s Piccadilly played host to a unique event on the evening of 20th September entitled ‘A Celebration of Salmon’. Award winning conservationist Orri Vigfússon, Chairman of the North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF), welcomed loyal supporters, guests and filmmakers Sasa Savic, Daniel Göz and Anton Hamacher themselves as star guests to the London premieres of two magnificent fly fishing films celebrating the Atlantic salmon and highlighting the need for its ongoing protection. ... Full story
Topher Browne’s splendid Atlantic Salmon Magic has won another international gold medal. This latest Wild River Press creation was named top title in the Regional Non-Fiction Category by the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The announcement came at a special ceremony at the Rose Club at New York’s landmark Plaza Hotel. ... Full story
Environment Agency Fisheries Officer Adrian Bicknell holds two salmon caught in the EA’s fish trap at Molesey on the River Thames - great proof that salmon are finding their way upriver to hopefully breed and boost future stocks of the species.
With rivers like the Ponoi put into mothballs for a fortnight, and other Russian fisheries only for the hardy or the mosquito resistant – at least so far as UK rods are concerned – and the autumn season of the Umba yet to start, August is a non-peak month on the salmon rivers of the Kola Peninsula. But Russia's trophy salmon river, the Yokanga, which had a good July this year, is set for the late show as the season rolls to a high summer climax. ... Full story
It is now well documented how the north Atlantic jetstream has disturbed the UK's summer weather to an even greater extent than usual but the situation for those who head to Iceland in search of its summer harvest of silver Atlantic salmon has presented the opposite to flash flooding in England's home counties. There, an extended drought has put the dampeners on sport and a recent report from fieldsports agent Roxtons shows catches around 30 per cent down on west and north coast rivers. ... Full story
An independent Scotland would have a damaging effect on the nation’s salmon fishing industry, creating uncertainty for the annual £240 million income from country sports tourism, claims new research. The report reveals that over half of anglers fear that the break up of the Union would have an adverse impact on field sports tourism. One in four declared themselves “very worried” by the prospect. ... Full story