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Tweed Foundation – Tweed salmon – what’s going on? Seminar 14 December

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Radical shifts are taking place in Tweed’s Salmon stocks, the like of which most of us have never experienced before. The complexity of the Salmon’s life cycle makes pinpointing the source of the problem challenging: are these changes related to previous cycles, or issues out at sea or, … Read the whole article

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Energy firm completes new salmon hatchery at Contin

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One of the UK’s largest power firms has completed a new salmon hatchery which has the capacity to release millions of fish into the River Conon. Click on the image below to read more. Follow

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River Dee Trust Auction 2016 underway

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The River Dee Trust is holding an online auction during November to help raise funds. There is a mix of unique and tempting items to bid for, including: A Private Tour of Her Majesty’s Pony Stud at Balmoral Fishing at … Read the whole article

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Second fish pass on the Avon Water is operational

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Millheugh Weir fish pass on the Avon Water just outside Larkhall sprang into action on Thursday 27th October as the temporary coffer dam was removed and the channel filled with water. This is the second of two passes that have … Read the whole article

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First of two Avon Water fish passes is operational

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RAFTS is delighted to announce that the first of the two fish passes (at Ferniegair Weir) on the Avon Water in South Lanarkshire is now fully operational. Site demobilisation has commenced, including removal of the temporary access road from the river channel. … Read the whole article

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Avon Barriers: in-river works almost complete

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The Avon Barriers Project has seen some fantastic progress in the last month, and construction of both fish passes is due to be completed by the end of this week (14th October). The temporary coffer dams constructed to create dry … Read the whole article

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Creamery Weir is no more!!

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RAFTS, in partnership with SEPA’s Water Environment Fund and Galloway Fisheries Trust has project managed the removal of a large, disused weir close to Twynholm in Dumfries and Galloway which was completely impassable to fish. The following photos tell some of the … Read the whole article

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Fish Barrier on Isle of Lewis removed

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RAFTS, in partnership with SEPA’s Water Environment Fund and the Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust has successfully project managed the removal of a significant barrier to fish migration on the Western side of Lewis. The following photos tell some of the … Read the whole article

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Avon Water Barriers Project Update – installation of fish pass walls

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The Avon Water barriers project works phase has reached an important milestone, as installation of the blocks that form the walls of each fish pass begins. Block walls at Ferniegair weir are moved into position:             … Read the whole article

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Morsgail Barrier Removal – project nears completion

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The Morsgail barrier to fish migration on the Western side of Lewis has now been removed, and final site demobilisation is underway. A photo summary showing before and after views can be seen here.  

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