Pink Salmon Reported on the River Irvine

We have received a report that a non-native Pacific pink salmon Oncorhynchus gorbuscha has been caught on the lower River Irvine. This has still to be confirmed but if you are confident you have caught a pink salmon then the fish should be dispatched humanely and retained. If you have killed and retained a pink salmon, please immediately contact the relevant district salmon fishery board and Ayrshire Rivers Trust, who will arrange for further inspection and analysis, if necessary. It would be very helpful if the following information could be recorded: • date of capture or sighting, • location of…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – Pink Salmon Reported on the River Irvine