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    Default Fish farming are the cracks starting to appear

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    2 things Iíve noticed getting more exposure in the media this past year, the decline of wild Atlantic salmon and concerns over salmon farming. The worm maybe is finally turning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonCurlyHorny View Post
    2 things Iíve noticed getting more exposure in the media this past year, the decline of wild Atlantic salmon and concerns over salmon farming. The worm maybe is finally turning.

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    If funding can be found for the re-introduction of beavers, sea eagles, lynx etc. Why don't they find a few bob for the re- introduction of sea trout and salmon to british waters?
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    Alan sea eagles etc the public can see. Salmon they can not. Once they are extinct [salmon] they will be rewilded but until then ??
    Bob.

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    It will be an interesting experiment to see what happens to wild sea trout and salmon stocks in those rivers that flow into the sea lochs concerned.
    Could be that loch Maree will return to it's former glory.
    If stocks are restored then the impact of salmon farms is confirmed .
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    Quote Originally Posted by morphfly View Post
    It will be an interesting experiment to see what happens to wild sea trout and salmon stocks in those rivers that flow into the sea lochs concerned.
    Could be that loch Maree will return to it's former glory.
    If stocks are restored then the impact of salmon farms is confirmed .
    Morphfly
    Good point.

    It would be if the playing field were level and the stats were apples and apples. As it stands, it is highly unlikely that the catches (if not stocks, but catches is how most anglers appear to assess stocks) will ever reach the previous heights. There's just not as many fishing nowadays as in the heyday of Maree, or for salmon and sea trout generally everywhere*. Still any sustained improvement would be a pretty smoking gun.

    Regardless the loch and it's fishy denizens will appreciate the new regime!


    * FWIW my personal view is that we have the SCS to thank for that, but could be wrong as ever. Triumverate prevarication etc., still it's good to see them getting serious about other matters nowadays than those that are less of an issue. Can't wait till they get serious about synchems and what's happening in-river after all the effort wasted going after other folk...
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