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The Role Of The Esks Fishery Trust

The Esks Rivers and Fisheries Trust is a Limited Company first registered in 2006 with charitable status granted in 2007.

The work of the trust is to promote best practice and improve the health of aquatic ecosystems. In recent years, the trust has focused on habitat improvement projects, and is an active member of the River South Esk Catchment Partnership (theriversouthesk.org).

The objectives of the Trust are:

  • To advance for public benefit environmental protection and improvement by conserving and enhancing all species of freshwater fish and their environments primarily but not limited to the inland and coastal waters of the Rivers North Esk, South Esk, Bervie and Lunan and their tributaries.
  • To advance the education of the public and any association, company, local authority, administrative or governmental agency or public body or representative body in: – 1) The understanding of aquatic ecosystems, including their fauna, flora and economic or social activity, and river catchment management.
     2) The need for, and benefits of, protection, conservation, rehabilitation and improvement of aquatic ecosystems.

Did you know?

Salmon fishing rights in Scotland are private heritable titles that are registered separately from land.

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