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Cromarty Firth fishery staff joined by wildlife police officer on patrol on River Alness

By Hector MacKenzie

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Patrols will continue. Picture: Cromarty Firth Fishery Board and Trust.
Patrols will continue. Picture: Cromarty Firth Fishery Board and Trust.

Cromarty Firth Fishery Board staff have been joined on patrol by the local wildlife crime officer for Police Scotland. A foot patrol covering a large stretch of the lower reaches of the River Alness was carried out from the late afternoon to dusk looking for those who may be fishing illegally.

The trust said later: "We are always grateful for the support given to us by Police Scotland in tackling wildlife crime and we will continue the collaborative approach during the season whenever possible."

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

The Cromarty Firth District Salmon Fishery Board is the statutory body responsible for managing salmon and sea trout in the Cromarty Firth region.

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