Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The Demise of Loch Maree


What has occurred across the west coast of Scotland over the last few decades is nothing short of a travesty. We have been responsible for the systematic demise of a great natural resource, decimating the wild populations of salmon and sea-trout in order to support big business in farmed salmon.

In the case of the river Ewe and Loch Maree system, the installation of a fish farm in Loch Ewe correlated with the decline of what was once the worlds premier destination for sea-trout in the world. Not only have we lost the sea-trout, but almost all the jobs its supported. This is the story of the demise of Loch Maree.

This film was commissioned by Salmon and Trout Conservation Scotland

For more information visit: salmon-troutscotland.org

Sunday, 5 March 2017

A call to ban pair-trawling in estuaries as a first step to protecting the marine environment

Padraic Fogarty campaign officer for the Irish Wildlife Trust and editor of 'Irish Wildlife' magazine published the following article for the latest publication of INSHORE IRELAND 2017 on why we need to ban pair trawling in our shallow inshore waters

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