Europe’s biggest salmon research project has commenced in the north-east of Scotland, with equipment installed at seven major rivers.

Receiver devices have been put in place at sites including the Deveron, the Findhorn and Moray’s world-renowned River Spey, which will help to keep track of juvenile salmons, known as smolt, when they migrate to the sea.

The multi-agency fish tracking scheme was launched by the Atlantic Salmon Trust last April to discover why the species’ numbers are dwindling.

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