The FP&WDFA is a vibrant and active organisation concentrating on the rivers of Dorset; working to achieve its aims in conjunction with other groups, including The Salmon and Trout Research Centre of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust at East Stoke, The Atlantic Salmon Trust, Westcountry Rivers Trust & Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency.
In addition to those who actually fish these rivers our membership includes conservationists and those with an interest in our rivers. We believe that clean rivers with healthy native fish stocks and other wildlife are the best proof of a healthy environment.
Why you should join the FP&WDFA Association
The FP&WDFA provides a forum for the exchange of views, the dissemination of information via meetings, newsletters and our website, promoting good river management. A strong association membership can exert greater pressure to achieve our goals.
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The state of the wild Atlantic Salmon
More important than a food source or as a sport fish, the Atlantic salmon is deeply engrained in the culture of every country it has inhabited.
There was a time when communities were reliant on these magnificent fish for their own survival but now the tables have turned and we need to save them from the very real threat of extinction.
In some North American, Norwegian and Scottish rivers the rate of their demise has worsened significantly in the past few years and immediate action needs to be taken to halt this rapid decline.
The North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF) strives to find effective practical solutions, where possible, to help conserve stocks by establishing and maintaining commercial fishing agreements to eliminate netting at sea and addressing the management of salmon in freshwater.
Read Saving Salmo Salar, the King of Fish in the Huffington Post article:
Can you help?
NASF, the North Atlantic Salmon Fund, is an international coalition of voluntary private sector conservation groups who have come together to restore stocks of wild Atlantic salmon to their historic abundance. To discover more about the work of the NASF please contact Orri Vigfússon by email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.nasfworldwide.com
Choose the pitch you think will make the biggest difference…
In May Trout & Salmon launched Save Our Salmon – a campaign that seeks to highlight the plight of the wild Atlantic salmon and raise funds to return the species to abundance. Last month we invited interested parties to pitch ideas that they believe will help us reach our goal. We received many proposals for funds, the best eight of which we publish here. Please read each pitch and decide which you think is most deserving. You can then vote by completeing the form on our ‘vote now’ page.
For more details follow this link http://www.saveoursalmon.org
Our Annual General Meeting will be yet again held at the Freshwater Biological Association River Laboratory, East Stoke on Thursday 30th April at 7pm. Our guest speaker is Peter Hayes. Peter has had a lifetime fishing the chalk streams for trout and he is the author of many trout fishing books. Please join us for a light buffet and wine after the meeting. Once again, it is FREE, so please bring a friend. Please RSVP to Olivia@wrt.org.uk
FPWDFA Newsletter 2015