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Sea fishing Clubs

 
Game Conservancy Trust

Game Conservancy Trust
Conservation through wise use, a registered charity researching the ecology of game species.

Wye and Usk Foundation

Wye and Usk Foundation
The Wye & Usk Foundation is a charity concerned with restoring the habitat, water quality and fisheries of the rivers Wye and Usk. The Foundation is more than just a lobbying organisation: through a series of partnership projects, we are raising significant sums of money to remedy problems such as habitat degradation, poor water quality and diffuse pollution, barriers to fish migration and over-exploitation of our fisheries.

River Earn Improvement Association (REIA).

River Earn Improvement Association (REIA).
Formed in 1977 to preserve the natural environment of the River Earn, its native and migratory fish.
The Association welcomes membership from those interested in angling and matters related to the River Earn. By joining you will help to preserve a unique part of Perthshire's natural heritage.

Anglers Conservation Association

Anglers Conservation Association
The only voluntary association fighting pollution and protecting anglers interests.

NASCO North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organistation

North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation
The North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) is an international organization established under the Convention for the Conservation of Salmon in the North Atlantic Ocean which entered into force on 1 October 1983. The objective of the Organization is to contribute through consultation and cooperation to the conservation, restoration, enhancement and rational management of salmon stocks.

Salmon & Trout Association

Salmon and Trout Association
Guardians of Game Fishing

DEFRA

DEFRA
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs.

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
SEPA

Scottish Office Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory
(Commonly called "Faskally").

Wild Trout Society

The Wild Trout Trust
Created on 1 March 1997 in order to conserve the wild trout of Britain and Ireland through the protection and restoration of their habitats.

Catch And Release Program

C.A.R.P.
Catch And Release Program. Useful information for anglers.

House of Hardy

House of Hardy

Institute of Fisheries Management

Institute of Fisheries Management
An international organisation of people sharing a common interest in the modern management of recreational and commercial fisheries.

The Central Fisheries Board

The Central Fisheries Board Undertakes applied research in the areas of Fishery Development, Water Quality, Drainage and Aquatic Weed Management with the purpose of refining and enhancing codes of practice, techniques and protocols.

SNH LIFE-Nature Project
Conservation of Atlantic salmon In Scotland.

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
It embraces the deep waters of Loch Lomond, the wild glens of the Trossachs, Breadalbane’s high mountains and the sheltered sea lochs of the Argyll Forest.

Lomond Fisheries Trust

Lomond Fisheries Trust
To promote a co-ordinated and sustainable approach to the management of the fishery, the aquatic environment and the surrounding catchment for the benefit of the general public.

The Marine Institute

The Marine Institute
Ireland's national agency.

North Atlantic Salmon Fund

North Atlantic Salmon Fund
Battles to rescue the wild Atlantic salmon from commercial over-fishing.

The North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission

The North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission
Formed to recommend measures to maintain the rational exploitation of fish stocks in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans.

Orvis UK

Orvis UK
Clothing, Fly Fishing Gear and Gifts

Pisces Engineering Ltd

Pisces Engineering Ltd.
Founded (under the original name of Pisces Aquacultural Engineers) in 2000 with the aim of providing sound engineering advice and systems for the aquaculture and fish farming industry.

Perthshire.com Perthshire.com
Perthshire Countryside Trust

Perthshire Countryside Trust Works to improve and promote access to the Perthshire countryside for walkers, cyclists, horseriders, canoeists...

Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland

Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland
All the member Trusts of RAFTS, now 18 in total, are charities registered in Scotland. Each member Trust is managed by a group of volunteer trustees, drawn from the local community and representing fishery managers, conservationists, local authorities and local aquatic industries.

River Restoration Centre

River Restoration Centre
Offers technical advice and information on specific projects as well asgeneral river restoration related advice.

Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science

Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science
An international charity that operates the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) survey. The Foundation has been collecting data from the North Atlantic and the North Sea on biogeography and ecology of plankton since 1931.

Scottish Anglers National Association
Recognised as the governing body for the sport of game fishing in Scotland.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
One of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for marine science research, graduate training, and public service in the world.

Scottish Fisheries Co-ordination Centre

Scottish Fisheries Co-ordination Centre
Established in 1997 to meet the need for high quality fisheries information and standard data collection methods in the light of a growing awareness of salmonid decline throughout Scotland.

 

The Sea Mammal Research Unit

The Sea Mammal Research Unit
University of St Andrews, is one of the foremost institutions researching marine mammals.

Scottish and Southern Energy Scottish and Southern Energy
Tayside Police

Tayside Police Wildlife
Aims to develop effective partnerships, promote preventive strategies and encourage educational initiatives that improve the understanding of wildlife crime issues.

Trout unlimited

Trout Unlimited
Its mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.

Tweed Foundation

Tweed Foundation
A charitable Trust set up by the River Tweed Commissioners to promote the development of Salmon and Trout stocks in the Tweed River System.

Scottish Executive - fisheries news

Scottish Executive - Home Page
Government information.

NAFO

NAFO
An intergovernmental fisheries science and management body. Overall objective is to contribute through consultation and cooperation to the optimum utilization, rational management and conservation of the fishery resources.

The Fisheries Society of the British Isles

The Fisheries Society of the British Isles
Society in the British Isles, and increasingly in Europe, catering for the interests of professional fish biologists and fisheries managers.

Exploration of the Sea

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
Organisation that coordinates and promotes marine research in the North Atlantic. This includes adjacent seas such as the Baltic Sea and North Sea.

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Joint Nature Conservation Committee
The forum through which the three country conservation agencies - the Countryside Council for Wales, English Nature and Scottish Natural Heritage - deliver their statutory responsibilities for Great Britain as a whole, and internationally. - River Tay - Special Area of Conservation - SAC.

Freshwater Biological Association

Freshwater Biological Association
Founded in 1929, it aims to promote freshwater biology through scientific meetings, publications, research and authoritative advice.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
State leader in providing the science that will make wild salmon recovery a reality.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Mission is to protect, maintain, and improve the fish, game, and aquatic plant resources of the state, and manage their use and development for the maximum benefit of the people of the state, consistent with the sustained yield principle.

National Library of Scotland

National Library of Scotland
Bathymetrical Survey of the Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland, 1897-1909

The Crown Estate

The Crown Estate
Information about fish farming.

EFSA

EFSA
The Official Site for The European Federation of Sea Anglers - EFSA line class rules, fishing rules and fishing records.

For Life Experiences

For Life Experiences
An outdoor event company which specialises in coarse fishing tuition across Hampshire. They also run team building events and multi activity days, allowing you to try a number of great outdoor pursuits! This could including archery, laser clay, problem solving tasks, radio controlled car racing etc.. Each event is personalised to meet your own needs, dreams, goals and expectations.

Herring Alliance

Herring Alliance
Atlantic herring are food for whales and dolphins ? and the larger fish we love to eat ? tuna, haddock, codfish and striped bass. But an industrial-scale fishing fleet is jeopardizing this key resource with impacts to the ecosystem. Herring Alliance is working to protect marine wildlife and the ecosystem. Join our efforts.

 

Countryside Alliance

Countryside Alliance
The Countryside Alliance promotes the interests of rural people, including all field sports (hunting, shooting, fishing, falconry, ferreting, coursing, stalking), sensible wildlife management, and wider countryside concerns such as jobs, landscapes and freedoms. It represents these interests in the media, in Parliament, in schools and throughout the UK.

Association of Salmon Fishery Boards

Association of Salmon Fishery Boards
To represent, co-ordinate and promote the interests of Scottish salmon and sea trout fisheries and generally to take such steps as may be desirable for the protection, preservation and development of salmon fisheries of Scotland and having regard for the environment and other fauna and flora.

Scottish Federation of Coarse Angling

Scottish Federation of Coarse Angling
The S.F.C.A. is the national governing body of the sport of coarse angling in Scotland and represents the interests of the anglers in it's member clubs and the coarse angling public nationally and internationally. We are a non-profit making organisation.

Stirling University

Stirling University
The Institute of Aquaculture is an international research and post-graduate training centre and is the largest of its kind in the world. Situated on the beautiful campus of the University of Stirling, it has grown steadily over the last 25 years to its present size of more than 110 staff and 120 postgraduate students and has built up a first class international reputation in teaching, research, contract research and consultancy.

Atlantic Salmon Federation

Atlantic Salmon Federation
An international non-profit organization that promotes the conservation and wise management of the wild Atlantic salmon and its environment.

American Fisheries Society

American Fisheries Society
T o improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionals.

Algo

Algo Blairgowrie
Building contractors.

American Rivers American Rivers
Atlantic Salmon Trust

Atlantic Salmon Trust
UK based organisation with Atlantic wide interests which champions the wild salmon and sea trout - it does not represent any other interests or body, only the fish themselves. Although called the 'Atlantic Salmon Trust', it is equally concerned with sea trout.

British Waterways British Waterways

BTCV
The charity was set up in 1959, and has a successful history of environmental conservation volunteering throughout the UK and around the world.

Cairngorms National Park Cairngorms National Park
Cairngorms National Park Cairngorms National Park
Scottish Canoe Association

Scottish Canoe Association
Much of Scotland's whitewater is threatened by the development of Hydro schemes.

Scottish Canoe Association Scottish Canoe Association
Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science

Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
Aquatic scientific research and consultancy centre.

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH)

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
The UK's Centre of Excellence for research in the land and freshwater environmental sciences.

DSFIA

Dee Salmon Fishing Improvement Association
The majestic Royal Dee flows from the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains for over 80 miles to the North Sea at Aberdeen. The Dee is a clear, fast flowing river which flows through the magnificent scenery of Royal Deeside.

Dundee City Council Dundee City Council
Eden Rivers Trust

Eden Rivers Trust
Assists in the conservation, protection and improvement of rivers, streams, their bank sides and all associated wildlife in the Eden catchment.

Fisheries Centre

Fisheries Centre
Restoring fisheries, conserving aquatic life, and rebuilding ecosystems: researching the options.

Forth Fisheries Foundation

Forth Fisheries Foundation.
A charitable organisation, committed to the conservation of all species of naturally-occuring freshwater fish in the Forth area and to increasing the natural biodiversity of our rivers and their associated bankside habitats.

Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group

The UK Phenology Network
Help the Woodland Trust and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology monitor nature's calendar in relation to climate change.

Wessex Salmon and Rivers Trust

Wessex Salmon and Rivers Trust
Conservation charity established for the benefit of Wessex Rivers.

Westcountry Rivers Trust

Westcountry Rivers Trust
An environmental charity established to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of the rivers, streams, watercourses and water impoundments in the Westcountry.

West Sutherland Fisheries Trust

West Sutherland Fisheries Trust
A charity with its objectives being the conservation of the river systems and their habitat along with the conservation of all salmonid stocks in the area.

Spey Fishery Board

Spey Fishery Board
The Board area not only includes the mainstem of the Spey but also the tributaries. These include: Fiddich, Avon, Dulnain, Nethy, Feshie, Tromie and Truim.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Dedicated to research and higher education at the frontiers of ocean science. Its primary mission is to develop and effectively communicate a fundamental understanding of the processes and characteristics governing how the oceans function and how they interact with Earth as a whole.

  Scottish Assessors Association
The Wye and Usk Foundation

The Wye and Usk Foundation
An independent charity, core funded by private contributions, the Wye & Usk Foundation continues to work to protect and improve the environment of the two rivers.

 

SNH
To secure the conservation and enhancement of Scotland's unique and precious natural heritage - the wildlife, the habitats and the landscapes which have evolved in Scotland through the long partnership between people and nature.

Association of Rivers Trusts

Association of Rivers Trusts
An umbrella organisation established to represent the rivers trust movement in England and Wales.

Tayside Biodiversity Partnership Local Action Plan

Tayside Biodiversity Partnership Local Action Plan
To co-ordinate existing actions, as well as initiating and co-ordinating new ones; and
to conserve and enhance the region’s biodiversity, taking into account both local and national priorities.

Salmon Photos

Salmon Photos
Gilbert van Ryckevorsel
SUB SEA DECO ARTS

Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer
French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea
FishBase

FishBase
A relational database with fish information to cater to different professionals such as research scientists, fisheries managers, zoologists and many more. FishBase was developed at the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and many other partners, and with support from the European Commission.

UK Biodiversity Action Plan UK Biodiversity Action Plan
The Fishmongers' Company

The Fishmongers' Company
Spends a large proportion of its resources in education and charity.

Directorate General for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Directorate General for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs
Responsible for the management, on behalf of the Commission, of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) in order to provide the basis for sustainable fisheries within and beyond Community waters, taking into account environmental, economic and social aspects and applying good governance principles.


Wild Trout Society

Wild Trout Trust
The Wild Trout Trust was created on 1 March 1997 in order to conserve the wild trout of Britain and Ireland through the protection and restoration of their habitats.

 

 

REFFIS

REFFIS
REFFIS goes further than being a body of qualified instructors and guides. It's Standard of Facilities and Code of Customer Care require all instructors to:

1. Teach on established gamefishing waters
2. Have tackle of good quality for the use of clients
3. Issue approved refresher notes
4. Be insured under the S&TA group policy
5. Issue the REFFIS Safety Leaflet
6. Ensure their brochure is truthful

Salmon & Trout Association

Salmon & Trout Association
The Salmon and Trout Association is the governing body for serious fly fisherman in Great Britain. Its members are both active and passionate in their support for, and participation in, the sport of fly fishing.

 

 

Freshwater Fish Lab

Scottish Office Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory
(Commonly called "Faskally") This is where much of the real science takes place. The labs are based in Pitlochry, Perthshire.

Marine Labs

Scottish Office Marine Laboratory
Also called MarLab this is the marine equivalent of Faskally. They are to be found in Aberdeen.

 

 

    Game Conservancy Trust

Game Conservancy Trust
Conservation through wise use, a registered charity researching the ecology of game species.

 

 

Stirling University

Stirling University
The Institute of Aquaculture is an international research and post-graduate training centre and is the largest of its kind in the world. Situated on the beautiful campus of the University of Stirling, it has grown steadily over the last 25 years to its present size of more than 110 staff and 120 postgraduate students and has built up a first class international reputation in teaching, research, contract research and consultancy.

 

 

 

 

Tay Ghillies Association

Tay Ghillies Association
The Tay Ghillies Association was formed in October 1998 in response to continued declines in salmon stocks on the Tay system. Not only does this pose a threat to the sport of angling, but it places in jeopardy the livelihoods of many river keepers and ghillies - the very people who look after the river.

Tweed Foundation

Tweed Foundation
The Tweed Foundation - a Charitable Trust, set up by the River Tweed Commissioners to protect and enhance fish stocks in the Tweed system - is at the forefront in bringing a more objective scientific and professional approach to the management of freshwater fish stocks.

    Fish Unlimited

Fish Unlimited
US - Through education and public awareness, Fish Unlimited will advocate responsible stewardship of our planets fresh and salt water estuaries, along with their respective ecosystems, in order to preserve these priceless resources for current and future generations.

 
 
 

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