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Cromarty Firth Fishery Board issues plea to public over littering near rivers


By Hector MacKenzie

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The Cromarty Firth Fishery Board and Trust posted pictures of litter.
The Cromarty Firth Fishery Board and Trust posted pictures of litter.

THE "disheartening" discovery of discarded beer cans, bottles and disposable barbecues in Ross-shire beauty spots near rivers has prompted a plea to the public.

The Cromarty Firth Fishery Board and Trust responded to concerns about littering across its catchment area.

Cromarty Firth Fisheries Trust works with the board to protect and conserve native wild fisheries in rivers and lochs draining into Cromarty Firth

It took to its social media feed to appeal to the public over the issue.

It said: "Scotland is known the world over as a country which is blessed with fabulous scenery and a great environment.

"Sadly there is a section of society that treats it with contempt by leaving their rubbish when they visit the great outdoors. It is so disheartening to see disposable BBQs, broken glass, beer cans, plastic bottles, crisp packets etc being left behind beside the rivers across the catchment by visitors.

"If you can carry it in please carry it out and dispose of the items correctly and help protect the beautiful countryside and the wildlife that lives in it."

The Cromarty Firth Fishery Board and Trust posted pictures of litter.
The Cromarty Firth Fishery Board and Trust posted pictures of litter.

The charity has a remit for all native fish species in the Cromarty Firth region and a mission to conserve wild fish species and the habitats that support them for the benefit of present and future generations.

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