North Wales Fisheries Conference 2015
Alan Winstone, the Chairman of the North Wales Rivers Trust said: “Anglers from all across North Wales came over for the conference. We’ll get feedback from delegates about this year’s conference before deciding whether we hold another similar event next year.”
Presentations were given by Dr Peter Hutchinson of North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) on salmon survival at sea. Dr Nigel Milner spoke about the life cycle of the Celtic Sea Trout and Richard White of Afonydd Cymru described work improving river habitats. NRW officers, Sarah Aubrey and David Cross discussed how they monitor the toxic chemical Cypermethrin, used for controlling the pine weevil, and are leading the way in trying to curtail its use near river habitats by trialling alternative control methods.
Dr Nigel Milner, who many of you will know ran the Celtic Sea Trout Initiative, gave a very informative talk on the outcome of the research, click here to see the presentation document.
Reporting an environmental incident
To report an environmental incident such as suspected poaching, pollution or wildlife crime, the dumping of hazardous or industrial waste and illegal abstraction from watercourses etc, call Natural Resources Wales’ incident hotline on 0300 065 3000 (24 hour service).