Science and Fisheries Management Combine to Seek Historic Turn-round in Fortunes of Atlantic Salmon in the Garry

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Pioneering genetic profiling is being used for the first time to supply real-time data aimed at boosting Atlantic salmon numbers in the Upper Garry waters. Continue reading

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Notification of Board Meeting – 14th June 2018

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Agenda NDSFB Board Meeting – 15th March 2018

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The agenda for the forthcoming Ness District Salmon Fishery Board meeting at the Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football ground on Thursday the 15th March 2018 can be viewed here. Continue reading

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Notification of Board Meeting – 15th March 2018

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Annual Public Meeting – 18th January 2018

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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.

The event will include presentation of our 2017 Annual Report and Accounts and an explanation of key activities planned for the forthcoming year. The report can be viewed by clicking on the cover image to the right of this text (hard copies available at the meeting).

Our guest speaker Marina Gibson will talk about her role as an Atlantic Salmon Trust Ambassador and what research they are doing, then talk about her background and passion for fishing.

Please see the notification and final agenda for the meeting. This meeting is open to the public. Places are limited to 50 seats. Please contact Chris Conroy (Clerk) at ceo@ndsfb.org or 01463 861245 to register an interest in attending.

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Ness District Salmon Fishery Board 2017 Annual Report

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The Ness District Salmon Fishery Board’s ‘2017 Annual Report and Accounts’ were approved at our Annual Meeting of Qualified Proprietors on the 14th December 2017. 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 18th January 2018.

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Pacific pink salmon in the River Ness – 2017 the year of the ‘humpback’

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The Pacific pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) is native to Pacific and Arctic coastal waters and rivers, from the Sacramento River in northern California to the Mackenzie River in Canada; and in the west from the Lena River in Siberia to Korea and Honshu in Japan. They were introduced to some Russian rivers in the Barent and White Sea areas between the 1960s and 1990s. They have slowly spread westwards and have now colonised some northern Norwegian rivers where self-sustaining populations have now established. Small numbers of pink salmon have turned up in UK rivers for several decades, but this year has seen by far the largest number of fish captured in any single year. Continue reading

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Notification of Annual Public Meeting – 18th January 2018

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The Ness District Salmon Fishery Board will hold its ‘Annual Public Meeting’ at 19:30 on Thursday the 18th January 2018 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 2017 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 8th January 2018.

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Agenda Ness DSFB Annual Meeting of Qualified Proprietors and Ordinary Board Meeting – 14th December 2017

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The agenda for the forthcoming Ness District Salmon Fishery Board ‘Annual Meeting of Qualified Proprietors’ at Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club on Thursday the 14th December 2017 can be viewed here. This will be followed by an ordinary board meeting, the agenda for which can be viewed here.

 

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 ceo@ndsfb.org if you are interested in attending.

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Minute of Pacific Pink Salmon Workshop held in Edinburgh on the 21st September 2017

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A minute of the Pacific pink salmon workshop held in Edinburgh on 21 September 2017 can be viewed here.

Spawning pink salmon in the River Ness (Chris Conroy, Ness DSFB)

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