Rescue bid as lockdown spotlights trapped young salmon in canal

A rescue effort has been launched to free thousands of young salmon trapped in the Caledonian Canal in the Inverness area – after their plight was spotlighted as a result of the lockdown. The Ness District Salmon Fishery Board is leading the effort with the help of Scottish Canals. The canal is currently closed to boat traffic due to Covid-19 restrictions and the lock gates are not operating. This has led to exceptional water clarity which has enabled the scale of the problem to become apparent. Salmon smolts in the Caledonian Canal below Dochgarroch Locks. “Thousands of young fish are…

Source: NESS DSFB – Rescue bid as lockdown spotlights trapped young salmon in canal