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Articles Of Interest

Two items that may be of interest:

1 Introduction of charges for use of Crayfish Traps, Eel nets and some other fishing methods.
The consultation period for this runs out on 21/10/11. If you wish to make comments you need to be quick:

2 There are significant changes to the fish movement proceedure proposed to start as of 1st April 2012
Anybody who is running a fishery will need to become aquainted with these changes. We have been unable to find details about these changes on the EA website as yet, but they are available from:
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LFCC Membership

LFCC Membership

The Loddon Fisheries & Conservation Consultative has two tier membership scheme depending upon the nature of the applicant(s). Please see below for details.

Clubs, Councils & Wildlife Trusts· - £25.00 per year.

Personal or Landowner - £15.00 per year.

Membership renewals will will become due on the 1st January each year.

The membership form can be dowloaded from here in PDF format or from the download section under "Other LFCC Documents". Print off the application form and enter the relevant details and post along with the appropriate subscription to the address listed at the bottom of the form.

If you should have any further questions with regards to membership of the LFCC then please contact our membership secretary. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Managing River Flows For Salmonids

MANAGING RIVER FLOWS FOR SALMONIDS: EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE

The Atlantic Salmon Trust has just released a report which will be of interest to some LFCC members, especially those with trout fisheries on rivers.  The report can be rather hard going in places but it does provide some hard, scientific evidence of the need to maintain flows in salmonid rivers.  The AST press release is below:

Flows Report Now Online

The AST has now published on its website - http://www.atlanticsalmontrust.org/assets/flows-workshop-report.pdf - the report of the Workshop it organised in March 2010 to draft advisory guidelines for setting flow standards and managing river flows from the perspective of salmonids, based on a review of available evidence. This followed a major symposium on managing river flows for salmonids held in York in January 2010.

The report outlines the science behind the river flow requirements of salmonids at different life stages, the impacts of artificial flows and approaches to setting standards in the British Isles. It also explores the implications of climate change, approaches to monitoring and the potential offered by adaptive management for furthering scientific investigation of this topic.

The report contains nineteen specific recommendations, but the key priorities are summarised in the three overall recommendations:

  1. Review the evidence
  2. Improve the mechanisms for coordination and funding fish-ecosystem-flow-related sciences.
  3. Promote adaptive management as a vehicle for collaboration

The AST is now working with those organisations that participated in the symposium and workshop to take forward the report's recommendations.

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