Countries agree to new measures for Greenland salmon fishery
NASF, ASF conservation agreement leads to international cooperation
ST. ANDREWS, N.B. – Representatives of the Greenland government agreed to a zero commercial harvest for wild Atlantic salmon in 2018, 2019, and 2020 at last week’s annual assembly of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) in Portland, Maine.
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Dear NASF supporter,
Ten months ago, many of us travelled to Reykjavik to pay tribute to a legendary figure in the world of salmon conservation, Orri Vigfusson. At the time, we did not yet know what the future of NASF would look like, but we pledged to preserve Orri’s legacy, to protect his life’s work and, in doing so, to continue to work together to fight for the survival of North Atlantic salmon.
I am happy to report that after months of negotiations, we have now secured a 12 year agreement with the Greenland fishermen’s union, KNAPK, to close their commercial salmon fishery.
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Cooperating for change: environmental advocates & anglers agree on need to educate the public & impact policy
North Atlantic salmon faces many challenges to its continued survival, in Iceland and abroad
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Greg French writes, “Orri was almost single-handedly responsible for preserving the world’s wild Atlantic salmon stocks. Adrian wrote a sublime obituary for the UK’s Trout and Salmon magazine, parts of which I have paraphrased to flesh out the following summary…”
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This article was published by Dreamstore on December 7, 2017.
Dreamstore has been pleased in the past to support the North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF) in its central mission; helping towards the buying of commercial nets to reduce the impact of commercial harvesting on migrating salmon stocks. This remains an essential action in the conservation of the species.
Orri Vigfússon was an indefatigable campaigner for the North Atlantic salmon, and the driving force behind the North Atlantic Salmon Fund’s nets purchase programme, and much besides. It was with great sadness that we learned of his passing in July 2017.
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