River Ness newsChris Conroy, currently superintendent and biologist for the River Naver Fisheries, has been appointed the new chief executive of the Ness District Salmon Fishery Board and will move from Sutherland to Inverness to take up his new post on 1 August.

The fisheries management specialist has been tasked with driving forward an action plan aimed at reversing the decline in catches, which has included a 1,400 per cent plunge in the stock of Atlantic salmon over a generation in the River Garry.

The board see his role as pivotal to enhancing the salmon fishing of the Ness and its catchment, which creates or underpins more than 1,000 jobs and is a valuable income generator to the Inverness and Great Glen economy.

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The Scotsman (9 July 2013)