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River Management

FishTweed is about helping you to book and organise your Tweed Fishing. It does not have any role in how the river is run. For these details please have a look at these sites:

River Tweed Commission The River Tweed Commission (formerly the River Tweed Commissioners charged under the Tweed Fisheries Acts of 1857, 1859 and 1969) is charged under The Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Order 2006 to do such acts, execute such works and incur such expenses as appear to it to be expedient for the protection and improvement salmon and freshwater fisheries, and the preservation, increase and stocking of those fisheries in the River Tweed and its tributaries, and in particular with the regulation of fisheries, the removal of nuisances and obstructions and the prevention of illegal fishing. The area of jurisdiction extends five miles out to sea and includes the coastline between Cockburnspath and Holy Island. Powers are granted to the Commission to help fulfill these duties.

The R.T.C. is the only "Fishery Board" charged with the general preservation and increase of trout and other freshwater fish, as well as Salmon and Sea Trout. The The Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Order 2006 extends the R.T.C.'s general responsibilities to include these species and, as a consequence, extends the representation on the controlling Commission to include persons representing the interests of freshwater fishing associations and clubs and of other persons concerned with the use of the waters of the River Tweed.

Tweed Foundation The Tweed Foundation is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland which promotes environmental protection and improvement by conserving and enhancing all species of freshwater fish and their environments in the Tweed District. It advances the understanding of aquatic ecosystems, including economic and social activity and river catchment management including the protection, conservation, rehabilitation and improvement of aquatic environments. The Foundation also encourages the use, conservation and the management of fishery resources in recreational activities. It is at the forefront in bringing a professional, scientific approach to fisheries management and is engaged in an extensive programme of biological research, monitoring and habitat enhancement with the aim of protecting Tweed’s valuable fish stocks and maximising the river’s natural productivity.

The Tweed Foundation was established in 1983 as a charity under a trust deed and then changed to a charitable company, limited by guarantee, in 2010. Its affairs are regulated by a board of directors, the River Tweed Commission's Chairman also being Chairman of The Foundation and the Managing Director also being Clerk to the River Tweed Commission. This structure ensures coordination of the two organisations that, while entirely separate and with distinct management, need to work in close cooperation with each other.

Tweed Forum The Tweed Forum comprises all those organisations with an interest in the management of the Tweed and its environs. Our membership is cross-border, including both statutory and non-statutory bodies, local stakeholder groups, the private sector and environmental NGOs.

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