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    How's yours?

    Few about. Need some rain though.
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    Non-native salmon species

    Who knew? :rolleyes: https://vkm.no/download/18.7b86d0cd16f9471337b515cd/1579076543600/Assessment%20of%20the%20risk%20to%20Norwegian%20biodiversity%20and%20aquaculture%20from%20pink%20salmon%20(Oncorhynchus%20gorbuscha).pdf
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    Complaint to EC about farm pollution in WAles

    I'd like to echo Patrick's sentiments - a very good effort Stephen. Welsh Government have kowtowed to an ever-increasingly damaging agricultural sector for far too long; primarily for fear of losing the farming vote.
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    Scottish Parliament Committee publishes series of concerns about the environmental impacts of salmon farming in Scotland.

    I would probably advise watching all sessions in their entirety before jumping to conclusions. It's often cited that a significant part of the problem is there isn't always sufficient site-specific data available to fully understand the scale of any problems. All of the evidence sessions I've...
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    Scottish Parliament Committee publishes series of concerns about the environmental impacts of salmon farming in Scotland.

    For those interested (they're long sessions but well worth viewing) ECCLR evidence session from 30th January Scottish Parliament TV | Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee : January 30, 2018 RECC evidence session from 14th March Scottish Parliament TV | Rural Economy and...
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    Non-native salmon species

    It shouldn't be hard for a Zoologist. Look at life strategies of the two species and go from there.
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    Non-native salmon species

    Post #166. Perhaps a little more time to digest replies is needed? No, I don't have any further information on it, because it's not occurred to any degree where any impact could be measured yet. It's simply something that you should arrive at with a little less binary approach.
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    Non-native salmon species

    A week on Thursday, because I'm off work for two weeks. :D
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    Non-native salmon species

    It's a brave person who is willing to predict future weather and temperature outcomes, given the current situation. Another theory that could also lead to a drop in temperature in the Atlantic is based upon Arctic ice-melt forcing the North Atlantic Drift (Gulfstream) to descend (the higher...
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    Non-native salmon species

    Just a couple of points Tangled, please try to take them on board. The warming of the Atlantic isn't the direct 'possible' cause of Atlantic salmon decline, it's indirectly linked and that warming is creating a problem with food source. You need to study some scale sampling science -...
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    Non-native salmon species

    One possible impact I will point out for you: what will be the impact on the Northern Atlantic and Irish Sea Basin sea trout populations, which also enter the rivers earlier than salmon, and also cut their redds earlier? Being a larger fish Atlantic salmon generally use larger substrate to cut...
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    Non-native salmon species

    I think it's been pointed out to you that, given the genetic individuality of separate breeding populations of Atlantic salmon, it is not possible to produce evidence of something that hasn't happened yet. Do you understand that simple statement? If so, please don't ask along the lines of 'I'm...
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    Non-native salmon species

    :D Ten out of ten for impact Colin. Sadly, 5 out of 10 for execution . . .and it's a Sockeye
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    Non-native salmon species

    Fair point Colin. To which I'd say - if anyone is 'fortunate' enough to snag a pink, don't be shy with the wood shampoo.
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    Non-native salmon species

    Do you ever run out of batteries? Are you really so brazen as to think you need educate people who have fished for salmon for the best part of their lives and are well aware of the impacts that are driving population declines? As far as pink salmon entering UK rivers, the truth is no one knows...
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    Non-native salmon species

    Such as the extinction of the native New Zealand grayling for example. Is that what you mean?
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    Non-native salmon species

    They're very much like they were a hundred or so years ago; the Industrial Revolution providing the backdrop for another population collapse (there have been successive during recorded history). A rather prophetic Charles Dickens once wrote: It will doubtless be news to many that, among the...
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    I see a bad moon rising...

    Only fish it seems to bother are sea trout. Yes there will always be exceptions to that rule but generally it's noticeable how they change behaviour when there's a moon directly on the water.
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    Cow dung fly

    Disappointed to hear of individuals giving abuse to the fisheries officer (who also happened to be on leave on Friday). That's completely uncalled for. I spoke to Rich just after he was made aware of the incident and we had a quick chat about it but it was understandable he wouldn't know all of...
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    Another slurry pollution - Clwyd.

    Had emails back from elected representatives (MP and AM) this morning. Meeting's to be held next week with NRW. Will update with any news in due course.
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