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NRW Drought Media Brief



MB MG                                                                    Date / Dyddiad: July 2018

How does drought affect fish? 

Extended periods of dry weather can have a severe impact on the health and wellbeing of fish stocks, leading to low water levels in rivers and some lakes and ponds resulting in less water for fish to live in, which in turn causes overcrowding and vulnerability to disease and predators. 

Hot, bright weather also increases the risk of algal blooms, which can lead to less oxygen in the water, which in turn causes fish to die. 

It is hard to predict the long-term implications of drought on fish, but the overall affect can be significant. Fish numbers fluctuate naturally with varying environmental conditions, however fish populations are robust and have survived severe droughts in the past but may take a long time to recover fully.

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CFF Meeting 2nd August 2018

Please be advised the next Carmarthenshire Fishermans Federation meeting will be held on the 2’nd August 2018, commencing at 7.00pm at Carmarthen Town AFC, Priory Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1LR.

The agenda for the upcoming meeting, along with the minutes of the last meeting are attached.  Should you have any questions, please let me know at your earliest convenience.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Kind regards

Stephen Jones

Secretary CFF


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Interim report of the Wales Land Management Forum agricultural sub-group

On 3rd of July 2018 Natural Resources Wales published the interim report of the Wales Land Management Forum agricultural sub-group on its website. The report was submitted to Lesley Griffiths, the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs at the Welsh Government on 4th April 2018 and a response is awaited from the Welsh Government. The link to the report can be found with this introductory note.

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More Work on the Mydyfi

CFF and Friends of the Ford had a pleasant day out yesterday clearing a large blockage near the mouth of the Myddyfi. This was one of the blockages identified on the walk-over earlier in the year.

Jamie and Gareth were on the chainsaws, and Tony and Glynn were in the water.

The timber build up was prettty bad, but what was really causing a problem was that the gaps below and between the logs were jam packed tight with twigs, nylon bale netting and silage wrapping. We were up to our chests pulling this out with hands and hooks

Still a bit to do and more to clear but we made a good start and now there is a good opening that fish can pass through. Pleased to see a good sized eel in there, getting fat on a sheeps carcass.