Cromarty Firth fishery staff joined by wildlife police officer on patrol on River Alness

Many of our members are working closely with Police Scotland to prevent and detect illegal fisheries activity. This has been particularly important during the pandemic where there has been a sharp increase in illegal activity.

Cromarty Firth Fishery Board staff have been joined on patrol by the local wildlife crime officer for Police Scotland. A foot patrol covering a large stretch of the lower reaches of the River Alness was carried out from the late afternoon to dusk looking for those who may be fishing illegally.

The trust said later: “We are always grateful for the support given to us by Police Scotland in tackling wildlife crime and we will continue the collaborative approach during the season whenever possible.”