Category: Press coverage


NASF highlighted by Fish and Fly as top player among UK Atlantic salmon conservation charities

Posted on 17th July, by NASF in Latest News, Press coverage. No Comments

The following article by Jon Gibb was commissioned “prior to the untimely death of the indefatigable salmon conservationist Orri Vigfusson to raise awareness of this important subject.” Fish and Fly decided to publish the piece in its original form.

Its conclusion, that “NASF can be relied upon to never lose sight of its clear objectives while engaging in truly practical measures that aim to get in more fish in rivers and more bends in rods,” is a powerful testament to the impact of Orri’s work and legacy.

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No More Open Sea Fish Farms

Posted on 18th May, by NASF in Latest News, Press coverage, Press release. No Comments

No more growth until problems are solved says CEO of Norsk Industri

A stop to all further open-sea salmon farming in Norway has been announced. This is a very important step towards the protection of wild Atlantic salmon stocks, many of which are under threat from a variety of dangers.

The North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF), Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF), NASF (Norway), Norske Lakseelver, Norges Jeger & Fiskerforbund (NJFF), and other conservation organisations have campaigned for years against the damage to wild salmon stocks caused by the farms. Representatives of the groups were given the good news in Norway at the 10th annual Hardangerfjord seminar on fish farming.

The news of the halt in the expansion of the industry was announced by Mr. Stein Lier-Hansen, CEO of Norsk Industri. His organisation, which includes the main salmon farming interests and Norway’s biggest grouping of …



East Machias River

Posted on 15th April, by NASF in Latest News, Press coverage. No Comments

‘Raising Athletes’
Published in Fly Fisherman, April–May 2016.

Why the Peter Gray Hatchery may be the last hope of Atlantic salmon in America written by Ross Purnell.

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‘In Down East hamlet, an effort to turn the tide for Atlantic salmon’
Published by the Portland Press Herald, 06 December 2015.

The restoration effort at an East Machias hatchery aims to create optimal conditions for an endangered species to thrive.

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NASF highlighted by Fish and Fly as top player among UK Atlantic salmon conservation charities

The following article by Jon Gibb was commissioned “prior to the untimely death of the indefatigable salmon conservationist Orri Vigfusson to raise awareness of...