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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Call to protect young salmon from harbour dredging

Image copyright Riverdee.org Image caption A tagged smolt from the River Dee Fishery managers are calling for an end to dredging in Aberdeen harbour when young salmon are migrating to the sea. They say a quarter of all tagged smolts were lost in the harbour last year when dredge boats were active. Salmon numbers in many rivers have been experiencing …

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Peter O’Reilly: Cavan man was ‘most knowledgeable fly fisherman in Ireland’

If the fictional author JR Hartley is the name most associated with fly fishing in England, his counterpart in Ireland was almost certainly the very real figure of Peter O’Reilly. The Cavan man, who has died aged 78, published a series of bestselling books on angling which have become bibles for those dedicated to the sport in Ireland. He was …

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Independence campaigners from North Wales to descend on Cardiff for weekend march – and why they’re going

A march for Welsh independence will be held in Cardiff this Saturday – with hundreds from North Wales set to attend. The event has been arranged by AUOB Cymru (All Under One Banner) and is supported by organisations such as YesCymru, Awoken Cymru and Welsh Football Fans for Independence. All Under One Banner Scotland, which organised a march in Glasgow …

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Fines issued for camping, spitting, and fishing | News

Saturday, 23 February 2019 – Environment by Matt Discombe – GEM Local Democracy Reporter ENFORCEMENT firm 3GS has given out more than 1,200 fines in the Vale of Glamorgan – including for offences such as spitting and unauthorised fishing and camping. Vale of Glamorgan Council is set to review the contract for 3GS, which runs out in October, as it …

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Warming seas linked to bluefin tuna surge in UK waters

Image copyright Getty Images Growing numbers of bluefin tuna are being seen in the waters around the UK because of the warming impact of a long term ocean current say researchers. These large, speedy fish are a globally endangered species and almost disappeared from the UK around 40 years ago. Scientists say that their recent rise is connected to the …

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A challenging month for Cumbrian game anglers

The salmon-fishing season has endured a challenging month of March, in part due to Cumbria’s wild and wet early Spring. The two middle weeks of the month were a complete washout for angling on our rivers. The week commencing March 11 saw three significant floods, each rise lifting river levels by over 10 feet. On the March 1516, The Eden …

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Wild salmon stocks hit ‘lowest level’ on record after disastrous season on Scotland’s prime rivers

Salmon catches on Scotland’s rivers fell to their lowest level since records began last year, sparking calls for the preservation of the species to become a national priority. Fisheries Management Scotland said official figures to be released by the Scottish Government on Wednesday would confirm that Atlantic salmon are at a “crisis point”. Rod and line catches are believed to …

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Ban on fishing bluefin tuna should not be lifted after Brexit, warn scientists

Dr Robin Faillettaz, from the University of Lille, added: “When water temperature increases during a positive AMO, bluefin tuna move further north. “However, the most positive phases of the AMO also have a detrimental effect upon recruitment in the Mediterranean Sea, which is currently the most important spawning ground, and that will affect adult abundance a few years later.” The …

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