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Cromarty Firth area patrols will continue to target poaching of fish

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

AN Easter Ross fishery board has pledged to maintain patrols in a bid to prevent stocks of salmon and freshwater fish being exploited.

Cromarty Firth Fishery Board and Trust is the statutory body responsible for managing salmon and sea trout in the Cromarty Firth region of Scotland.

The Cromarty Firth Fishery Board is a charity with a remit for all native fish species in the Cromarty Firth region.

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

It said that while the Easter period has in the past been a time when those who fish illegally travel to the board's area to exploit stocks of salmon and freshwater fish, it has been "noticably quiet this year which is possibly due to the travel restrictions in place due to Covid-19".

It said though that board staff would continue with patrols at various times and locations.

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