Pacific Pink Salmon in the Nairn

Pacific pink salmon have been seen spawning in the River Nairn this week, as has been reported from many rivers across Scotland this summer. These fish are not native to Scotland and are likely to have ‘strayed’ from some of the rivers in northern Norway or Russia. They  were originally introduced to some Russian rivers in the 1960s, and have slowly spread westwards and have now colonised some northern Norwegian rivers. The pink salmon spawn at a different time from Atlantic salmon, have a 2-year lifecycle and generally spawn in summer (and often in main river channels, in the lower…

Source: Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie – Pacific Pink Salmon in the Nairn