For nearly 60 years Government scientists have collected data on salmon and sea trout caught round the Scottish coast, but not how many rods catch them.

However, that information will now be gathered, a move welcomed by fish- farmers who are blamed for the decline of wild fishing on the west coast. They hope the new research will counter the anti fish-farm arguments.

Anglers are also happy, but warn the information might not be easy to gather.

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The Herald (25 Oct 2011)