Science and Fisheries Management Combine to Seek Historic Turn-round in Fortunes of Atlantic Salmon in the Garry

Pioneering genetic profiling is being used for the first time to supply real-time data aimed at boosting Atlantic salmon numbers in the Upper Garry waters. The first hatchery-reared eggs from the ‘Upper Garry Salmon Restoration Project’ have been stocked into the river by the Ness District Salmon Fishery Board. Planting wild Garry salmon eggs into artifical ‘redds’ (or nests) in the River Kingie. Wild River Garry salmon ‘smolts’ were captured as they made the journey downstream towards the sea in spring and grown on to maturity in captivity at the Drimsallie Salmon Hatchery in Lochaber. This has allowed the lead-in time for advanced…

Source: NESS DSFB – Science and Fisheries Management Combine to Seek Historic Turn-round in Fortunes of Atlantic Salmon in the Garry