Friends sought to help protect Moray’s rivers

River Lossie

People in Moray are being urged to sign up to a new scheme that will help improve the habitat around three rivers flowing through the region.

A group formed to look after the health of the rivers, the Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust, is launching a new ‘friends’ scheme so that anyone with an interest in protecting and improving the rivers can help in a practical manner.

Trust director Bob Laughton admitted that 2013 has not been a good year for anglers on the rivers – but there was plenty of young fish and the future looked good, saying he was delighted with progress the trust had made.

Mr Laughton is now appealing for support from the public, saying: “There is much more work to be done and this can only be achieved with the continued support of anglers and the general public.”

The trust scheme invites people to pledge £25 a year for which they will receive regular updates and newsletter on the trust activities and information on volunteering opportunities on helping to protect the rivers.

Mr Laughton added: “Becoming a ‘friend’ will enable us to continue improving river habitats, monitoring fish populations and advising farmers, land owners and developers on how to improve habitats.”

More information is available online at http://www.fnlft.org.uk or by calling 01309 611220.

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