Update on pink salmon

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Fisheries Management Scotland have been leading, in close collaboration with Marine Scotland, on coordinating the collection of information on captures and sightings of Pink salmon, also known as humpback salmon, in Scotland.

It is important to emphasise that small numbers of pink salmon have turned up in UK rivers for several decades and therefore this is not a unique phenomenon. However, 2017 has seen unprecedented numbers of fish captured across the UK and also in Norway and Finland. Captures have also been reported in Iceland, Denmark and Germany.

To date, around 70 fish, captured in at least 18 Scottish rivers, have been reported to Fisheries Management Scotland by DSFBs and Fisheries Trusts. However, in the last week we have also had reports of spawning activity and redds being cut on at least two rivers in Scotland. Read More