Scotland’s salmon crisis: why our own rivers could be killing the king of fish

IT is the king of fish but its reign is increasingly at risk.

New research suggests that half of young fish do not even make it out of Scottish waters and are dying before they reach the sea.

Atlantic Salmon numbers have been declining for years. For every 100 salmon that leave our rivers, fewer than five return – a decline of nearly 70% in just 25 years.

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