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Daily Archives: September 16, 2019

Scale force: citizen scientists reel in data on salmon and sea trout

The Minister of State with responsibility for inland fisheries, Seán Canney, is seeking assistance from anglers to become citizen scientists for the National Salmon Scale Project. The initiative aims to collect information through scales from salmon and sea trout which will contribute to the conservation of wild salmon stocks. “As we celebrate international year of the salmon, this project will …

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Angling at the Olympics? Fishing confederation casts about in support for bold gold bid

Anglers are floating the idea of fishing becoming an Olympic sport. They are casting about for support for its official inclusion in the summer Games but not everyone is taking the bait. Fishermen are hook, line and sinker in favour of having anglers going for gold in freshwater, sea, fly and sport angling. And with an estimated three million Britons …

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