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Review of Freshwater Fisheries the Scottish Government

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Skye and Wester Ross Fisheries Trusts

Joint Seminar / Open Day 24th October Torridon Hall 10.30am

Final Notice and Agenda

Following the publication of its Review of Freshwater Fisheries the Scottish Government has announced far reaching changes to the management of rivers and fishery management in Scotland including the axing of District Salmon Fisheries Boards.

In response to these changes the Skye and Wester Ross Trusts have lobbied hard to propose a model of fishery management for our rivers in Skye and Wester Ross which is capable of addressing the unique factors affecting their productivity. Above all; to maintain at the heart of the proposed reorganisation the experience, enthusiasm and commitment of the Skye and Wester Ross Trusts, Boards, Fishery Owners and Managers.

The formal amalgamation of the Trusts has become central to meeting these challenges. Accordingly, we hope to attract as wide an audience as possible to the meeting, particularly those with an interest in rivers and fishery management, to discuss and review our proposed strategy and to ensure the best outcome for fisheries in our area.

We would be very grateful if you could indicate by 11th October whether you will be able to attend?

We would also be grateful if you could extend the invitation to others with an interest in the issue.

Agenda

10:30     Arrive and coffee

11.00     Welcome and introduction to the amalgamated Skye & WRFT                                                                 Prof Dave Barclay

11.15     Background to the Fisheries Review / FMO process                                                                                   Ian Lindsay

11:30     Questions

11:40     Reviews of some current Skye & WRFT research and monitoring activity                                            Peter Cunningham & Isabel Moore

12:30     Lunch

13:15     A summary of the Skye & WRFT FMO proposal; how does this best address our rivers?                DB, IL & Peter Jarosz    

14:00     Open Discussion  (Chaired by Prof Dave Barclay)

15:30     Tea and departure

Hope you can make it!

Best wishes,

Peter Cunningham

Biologist
Wester Ross Fisheries Trust
Harbour Centre
Gairloch
IV21 2BQ

01445 712 899 (wk) 01445 771 206 (hm) 07786 836 003 (mb)
www.wrft.org.uk

WREN would like to thank the following organisations for their support:
Scottish Natural Heritage
The European Agriculture fund for Rural Development. Europe investing in rural areas
Leader
RSPB
The Highland Council
The Scottish Government

Tom Forrest (Chairman) chair@wr-en.co.uk

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