Ireland: Conference considers ‘alarming decline’ in wild salmon stocks

A conference in Ireland this week has been considering the alarming decline in Atlantic Wild Salmon.

Despite a decade long conservation measure the decline has continued and factors thought to be involved in this include climate change and salmon fish farming which has lead to an increase in parasitic disease in both the salmon and sea trout.

Another factor is the influence of by-catch which must be significant as Chinese, Russian and EU fishing fleets including super-trawlers extensively work the migratory seas through which the salmon pass.

Related link:

http://www.irishtimes.com/…/driftnet-ban-fails-to-save-atla…

BERNARD MOFFATT
Public Relations Officer Mannin Branch

Issued by: The Mannin branch of the Celtic League.

22/02/17

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