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Bristol Bay Salmon Back at Risk from Pebble Mine

As an unintended consequence of last year’s election, the developers of the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay got what they’ve been praying for...

Vitacress and Salmon & Trout Conservation Join Forces on Water Quality

Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) and Vitacress have joined forces to help reduce phosphate outputs from the watercress industry. In-river phosphate and invertebrate sampling commissioned...

NRW launches consultation on catch control byelaws for net and rod fisheries

Fisheries are worth an estimated £150m to the Welsh economy each year and support around 1,500 jobs, therefore, it is important to protect them. The...

Salmon in Derbyshire river a first since Industrial Revolution

Atlantic salmon have been discovered on the River Ecclesbourne, a tributary of the River Derwent, Derbyshire for the first time since the Industrial Revolution...

Angling Trust Urges Anglers to Respond to Consultation to End Unsustainable Salmon Netting

The Environment Agency has launched an informal consultation about the exploitation of salmon in England which, if the preferred option is chosen, could bring...

River Kennet Abstraction to be Reduced is Good News for the River

The Angling Trust joined Action for the River Kennet (ARK), WWF and the Environment Agency to celebrate the completion of a £30 million project...

New fish pass opens up County Durham beck

A new fish pass on a County Durham beck is giving fish access to an additional 6km of habitat. The new rock ramp fish pass...

Trout released to boost North East rivers

Source: Environment Agency The Environment Agency has released more than 8,000 young trout into North East rivers to give stocks a boost. The trout – bred...
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Sea Trout Hosts Help With Pearl Mussel Conservation

Thousands of young sea trout (trout which have been bred from brood stock sea trout collected from the river) have been released into rivers...

An End to Iceland’s ‘Green’ Energy Policy?

Orri Vigfússon of the North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF) writes to prevent the green credentials of Iceland’s energy policy being tarnished.
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