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  1. North Atlantic Salmon Conservation
    The article in the February 2020 edition of FF&FT magazine made very interesting reading to me. While I realise the data has not been fully analysed it seems that 50% of smolts tagged in the rivers involved failed to make it to sea is of particular importance. In my previous post on stocking...
  2. North Atlantic Salmon Conservation
    I think the below is self explanatory, Australia has already banned them from landing fish or refuelling in Aussie ports. Its time we did the same to protect our smolts as bycatch. http://chng.it/NMfbzZFzQg Please sign and share, with 10,500 signatures, this will now be going out to MPs , the...
  3. General Board
    http://www.riverdee.org.uk/f/articles/DeeDSFB-Hatchery-Factheet-FINAL-15Nov2019.pdf So, after 3+ years of spending over £2+ million tagging smolts and funding the saturation promotion of a populist narrative, it appears that predators on salmon rivers remove 'lame fish'. Furthermore, by...
  4. General Board
    There has been much discussion on the return rate of smolts and influences at sea. I have just read an interesting article by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust on smolts from the river Frome. Instead of just counting the smolts, they measured the length and have now shown that only 2% of...
  5. Irish Rivers Reports & News
    Article in today's Irish Times. Amazing to total coincidence that salmon farming started in the early eighties...a small mention of sea lice but as usual, no mention of all the other diseases that smolts pick up on their passage past fish farms and then carry to the feeding grounds where they...
  6. General Board
    I was going to title this thread unbelievable but the meaning of unbelievable is (unlikely to be true). where as this is true. As the smolt tracking on the Dee continued into its 2nd year 2018 smolts were trapped,measured, weighed and tags inserted, and just as they began to migrate down stream...
  7. General Board
    This year in my area (North and South Esk) there is definitely less salmon so far, just as there was less last year from September onwards. The Northie has one of the better counters to confirm. Whats happened, where are they. For my tuppence worth I think 1) Cycles are changing, probably...
  8. General Board
    Hi Reading this months T&S river reports. Frank Henderson reports that 60% of Deveron smolts don't make it to the sea. Now if these smolts are tagged and they are breakfast, dinner and tea for FEBs, then why not impregnate the tags with a small capsule of pareseatomol or similar. Apparently one...
  9. North Atlantic Salmon Conservation
    I cant find the paper just but now, did read a paper previously that detailed how smolts were now generally s2 (2nd year smolts?) as opposed to previously, where they were a mixture of s2, s3 and s4, with only a small amount being s2. The S2 did make sense to me as on the Southie, I see plenty...
  10. General Board
    Just watched the video, Lost at Sea, on Facebook Salmon Fishing Club. Im confused about the issue of so called global warming. It mentions the sea warming causing a change in plankton, and massive amounts of Mackerel competing with the smolts for food. Is this warming of the sea a fact, or are...
  11. North Atlantic Salmon Conservation
    I am a new forum member and this my first post - hopefully it will be of interest. As an ex-official of the LLAIA I would like to share with this forum some of the work associated with the “failed” smolt programme that was run a number of years ago now. I see the complete rubbishing of stocking...
  12. General Board
    It has been mentioned several times in other threads, that some anglers have felt, there are now, nothing like the numbers of parr in their local rivers, compared to years gone by. This has often been based on the numbers caught while trout fishing. At a recent meeting, one of the Tweed...
  13. General Board
    I think this deserves a thread of its own. Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers | Environment | The Guardian
  14. North Atlantic Salmon Conservation
    Source: Atlantic Salmon Trust From Headwater to Headland - Improving Smolt Survival in Rivers and Estuaries Conference: Tuesday, 14th and Wednesday, 15th March 2017, Berwick-Upon-Tweed. A conference being jointly organised by The Atlantic Salmon Trust and The Tweed Foundation will address the...
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