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Notice of Board meeting & Annual Public Meeting 7 December 2016

The Board next meets on 7 December 2016 in the Lovat Arms Hotel, Beauly, commencing 10.00am.  This will be followed by the Annual Public Meeting.  Please see the notices and publications pages of this website for more information.

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Notice of Annual Meeting of Qualified Proprietors

The annual meeting of qualified proprietors will take place on 28 June 2016 at 2.30pm in the Lovat Arms Hotel, Beauly.  This will be immediately followed by a meeting of the Board.  Both meetings are open to the public. Please … Continue reading

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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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