types of salmon that should not form part of this scheme

Farmed fish that have escaped should always be killed and it would be unthinkable that anyone would have to use an expensive tag to remove these norwegian non native escapees. Furthermore, established smolt stocking programmes that have identifiable (adipose fin clipped) returns of adults should also not be treated under this scheme.

Why the contribution is important

In both cases, in order to protect the diversity of the natural gene pool, these fish should be removed from the river if caught. Anglers should not have to pay for a tag to do so.

by rivermanager on July 28, 2015 at 12:37PM

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  • Posted by scaredforsalmon July 29, 2015 at 10:59

    Unfortunately much as I would like to see escaped farmed fish Knocked on the head, I wouldn't even feed them to my cat, I doubt if many salmon fishemen would be able to tell the difference in the time realistically available to differentiate and safely return a proper wild salmon. Many cannot tell the difference between a hen fish, a cock fish, a kelt or a seatrout. Maybe we should have a regulation in place if this is going to be accepted that all inexperienced salmon fishemen have to fish alongside a registered Ghillie of instructor.
  • Posted by Ayrshirecast July 29, 2015 at 23:54

    Totally agree with Rivermanagers points.
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