Safeguarding the future of the river Usk
In this section you can keep up to date with all of the latest news, UFA meetings and events concerning the UFA and the river Usk, with the most recent updates appearing at the top of the page.
Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon MP announced yesterday a review of the current licensing régime for cormorant control at an Angling Summit, attended by 30 angling and fisheries organisations. This announcement followed a letter to the Minister from the Angling Trust last November, calling for action to be taken to protect stillwater and river fisheries which are suffering significant losses as a result of cormorant predation.
In the last week it has been confirmed that a new invasive species of shrimp has been found in Cardiff Bay. Although it is harmless to humans it will cause extreme damage to the natural environment of the bay and any area it comes in contact with. It could also have repercussions in our area should it be inadvertently spread throughout the Usk catchment.
This interesting presentation made by the Wye and Usk Foundation at their Annual Meeting in October last year focuses on why we experienced such low salmon numbers last season and how our river is performing. Whilst there is information in this presentation that relates to the River Wye, it is still interesting to see how our river is performing.
New FEB Information section added to the website for member only access.