Wild Fish Ambassadors for Wales
Posted on December 02, 2015
Afonydd Cymru in partnership with Salmon and Trout Conservation Cymru, the Wild Trout Trust and the Atlantic Salmon Trust launched the ‘Wild Fish Ambassadors’ initiative at an event at the Welsh Assembly on the 17th November.
The purpose of this initiative is to raise the awareness of the value of wild fish species as indicators of the quality of our rivers and the contribution that they make to the economy through angling related tourism. Three Welsh Assembly Members (AMs) who have volunteered to act as ambassadors attended the event. These were Ken Skates, Elin Jones and Kirsty Williams who are acting as ambassadors for salmon, sea trout and brown trout respectively. The three Ambassadors will be supported by technical specialists who will provide them with up to date information on the factors affecting stocks of fish and what needs to be done to ensure that they survive and flourish.
From left to right, Kirsty Williams AM, Denise Ashton (Wild Trout Trust), Elin Jones AM and Graeme Harris (technical specialist sea trout).
These fact sheets that have been provided to the Ambassadors: