Given the rapidly developing situation with regards to Coronavirus, the Ness District Salmon Fishery Board has taken the decision to cancel its forthcoming ordinary board meeting which was due to be held on the 19th March 2020. Apologies for any inconvenience caused to those who intended to come along and observe.
The Ness District Salmon Fishery Board’s ‘2019 Annual Report and Accounts’ were approved at our Annual Meeting of Qualified Proprietors on the 12th December 2019. A low-resolution version can be viewed by clicking on the cover image to the right of this text.
Hard copies will be available at our Annual Public Meeting on the 16th January 2020.
The Ness District Salmon Fishery Board will hold its ‘Annual Public Meeting’ at 19:30 on Thursday the 16th January 2020 in the Press and Journal Lounge, Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club. Further details are provided in the notification below:
The key purpose of our Annual Public Meeting is to report to the local community on our activities over the last year and to seek wider engagement in fishery board business. It will include presentation of our 2019 Annual Report and Accounts and an explanation of key activities planned for the forthcoming year.
The final agenda for the meeting will be published during the week commencing 6th January 2020.
Agendas for the forthcoming Ness District Salmon Fishery Board meeting, Triennial Elections and Inaugural Meeting of the new board at the Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football ground on Thursday the 12th September 2019.
These meetings are open to the public – it would be helpful in planning seating etc. if you could contact Chris Conroy, Clerk to the Board at email@example.com if you are interested in attending.
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We have an exciting opportunity for a new Fisheries Officer based at the Ness and Beauly Fishery Trust offices in Beauly, Inverness-shire.
The Ness District Salmon Fishery Board is a statutory body responsible for the protection and enhancement of salmon and sea trout fisheries in the Ness catchment, the largest in the North Highlands covering a total area of 2,103 square kilometres.
Working as part of a wider team, the Fisheries Officer will be responsible for assisting in the protection, monitoring and management of wild salmon and sea trout populations and their habitats in the rivers, lochs and coastal areas of the Ness district. They will report to the River Superintendent, who in turn reports to the River Director.
The role will be primarily based outdoors, often in or around water, in all weather conditions. The work can be physically demanding and may be carried out in hostile situations, particularly when investigating or preventing illegal fishing activities. The Fisheries Officer will be an excellent communicator, liaising with a range of external bodies. They will demonstrate resilience, self-motivation and genuine enthusiasm for the role.
The post holder is required to have a minimum of two years’ experience of working in a similar field, demonstrate practical field skills and ideally have a qualification in a fisheries or environmental related subject. The post holder will be a good communicator, able to work alone, often in remote locations, show evidence of self-motivation and have a positive proactive attitude.
Further details can be found in the Job Description. Please note that this is initially a one-year fixed term contract.
Applications by curriculum vitae and covering letter should be submitted to the River Director at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the 25th April 2019. Please contact Chris Conroy on 01463 861245 for further information.