Scottish salmon production topped £1 billion for the first time in 2017 but Brexit and gill-health issues could impact on output this year.
A man responsible for storing fertiliser too close to a burn connected to the River Tay has been fined £1,200.
Environmental watchdog Sepa has been urged to act as the Scottish heatwave leaves the water level at the River Ericht dangerously low.
A flash of silver in the swirling pool. A cry goes out: “There’s one, there’s one!” Up scoops the net and within its mesh lies a glistening salmon parr.
Sir, – If Jenny Hjul (“Progress is in our hands”, The Courier, March 28) wants to see the salmon farming industry make economic progress, then she should embrace the debate over its failings rather than attempting to shame its critics.
As befitting its status as the Queen of the UK’s rivers, the annual ceremony heralding the beginning of a new season in pursuit of the King of Fish is a grand spectacle on the banks of the Tay.
Winter sunshine gave rise to hopes of a fine year on the River South Esk as the first cast of a new season was made on the Angus water.
Protection of native species such as the rare freshwater pearl mussel and curbs on invaders including dangerous giant hogweed will be key targets for teams working to safeguard the vitality of the River South Esk catchment.
A senior whisky industry lobbyist is set to head up a major body representing Scotland’s salmon sector.
The salmon fishing community has rallied round a Tay ghillie after he had thousands of pounds worth of gear stolen just hours before the start of the new season.