The Latest advice on what to do if you catch an escaped farmed salmon

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Following the escape of 48,000+ farmed salmon at Carradale in the Firth of Clyde 2 weeks ago, reports are now reaching fishery managers that a few of these fish are beginning to turn up in Ayrshire’s rivers. Please look closely at any fish and make the right decisions.

A farmed salmon washed ashore on an Ayrshire beach last week

Another farmed salmon but this one was caught on the Stinchar at Ballantrae

Here’s a link to the latest guidance produced by collaboration with stakeholders such as ART, Fisheries  Trusts and District Salmon Fishery Boards, FHI and MSS and published by Fishery management Scotland.

http://fms.scot/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/200825-Aqua-Guidance-on-escapees.pdf

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