A different approach to increasing stocks

We were on the Girvan translocating fry from a high density main stem area to a nearby low density tributary. This is a far less damaging way of increasing the habitat utilised by salmon than the rather less controllable stocking with hatchery reared fry. The process of clipping the adipose fin on the fry that we were about to move. The adult pairings (therefore the unconscious genetic selections) were made by the fish themselves and until today these fry have been 100% natural without human interference. We removed these fry from a high density location where through natural mortality, large…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – A different approach to increasing stocks