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Thursday, 23 March 2017 16:13

Salmon & Trout Conservation campaign video showing the impact of sea lice

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This new film from the Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland explains the catastrophic collapse of sea trout stocks in Loch Maree, once one of the world’s truly great wild fisheries, following the arrival of salmon farming in the adjacent sea loch.

Angling Trust fishing newsSalmon & Trout Conservation Scotland (S&TCS) is mounting a concerted campaign aimed at restoring what was formerly the finest sea trout fishery in Scotland. Sea trout stocks in Loch Maree collapsed in 1988, one year after the start of salmon farming in Loch Ewe, the sea loch into which Loch Maree drains via the River Ewe.

The launch of the S&TCS campaign was marked last week by a Parliamentary reception at Holyrood at which the new S&TCS film The demise of Loch Maree, once the world’s finest sea trout fishery was premiered. The film is a powerful and graphic illustration of how a poorly sited salmon farm can have a devastating impact on what was previously a prolific and entirely sustainable wild fishery.

The film and full story may be viewed at http://www.salmon-trout.org/stcs-launches-campaign-to-restore-iconic-sea-trout-fishery-to-its-former-glory/news/426


Source: Salmon & Trout Conservation



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