Fishing compensation claim considered

A three-year ban is in place on killing fish outside estuary limits with strict controls on numbers in inland waters. The Annan Common Good Fund holds the rights to traditional fishing methods such as haaf, poke and stake netting in much of the area.

It has worked up a £50,000 compensation bid which Marine Scotland said it hoped to have resolved by next month. The annual cost of applying the regulations in the area has been estimated at nearly £17,000 due to lost fish licence income.

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