Author Archives: A Campbell, Clerk

Current Vacancies – March 2020

The Board is currently recruiting for two new positions: Fisheries Biologist and Fisheries Officer / bailiff. Please see the job adverts and descriptions on the publications page for further details.

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Consultation on proposed conservation measures to introduce a licensing system for killing wild salmon in Scotland

The Board has submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the above proposals.  The response can be found here: –Beauly DSFB Response – Consultation on Licenced Killing of Wild Salmon

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Non-native Species update report

An update report from the contractor instructed by NBFT to undertake a survey and treatment of non-native invasive plant species is attached here: – INNPS Coille Alba Update report November 2014

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Culburnie Burn Barrier Eased

A former bridge apron, identified as a potential barrier to fish passage, has been eased as a consequence of works carried out by Ness & Beauly Fisheries Trust in conjunction with SEPA.  Removal of this barrier should enable fish to … Continue reading

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Board Approves New Management Plan for Beauly District

The Beauly District Fishery Board has approved the Beauly Cathment Fisheries Management Plan prepared in conjunction with Ness & Beauly Fisheries Trust.  The Plan will run from 2014 to 2020 and covers proposed actions to tackle amongst other things predation, … Continue reading

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Salmon conservation agreement extended following first zero net catch in Inner Moray Firth

For the first time in over 60 years no salmon were taken by netsmen in the Inverness Firth during the 2013 season – and a new agreement has been reached to extend a key salmon conservation measure for a further … Continue reading

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FASMOP Report on Salmon Genetics

Marine Scotland Science, in conjunction with RAFTS and NBFT, has published its report into salmon genetics in the Ness & Beauly catchments.  This was undertaken as part of the Scotland wide FASMOP programme.  A copy of the report can be found … Continue reading

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Barriers to fish migration

The main focus of the Board’s attention on barrier removal in 2013 has been the barrier on the Culburnie burn.  Discussions continue with SEPA staff with a view to speedy removal as part of the overall RAFTS/SEPA project, however progress is slow.   … Continue reading

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Non-native species

In 2013 the Ness & Beauly Fisheries Trust (NBFT) continued its work on non-native species in the Beauly District Fishery Board catchment.  The treatment of Japanese Knotweed on the Bridgend Burn, Beauly appears to have been largely successful and follow … Continue reading

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2013 Review

(Posted 17/2/14)   The total recorded catch for 2013 was disappointing. Although spring catches were encouraging, the summer fishing was difficult. As with much of the country, the prolonged drought resulted in low river levels, high temperatures with consequent weed growth … Continue reading

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