Scotland: Decline of the Atlantic Salmon

Offshore netters leave sport fishermen with empty creels

The very names evoke the lore and challenge of a classic individual sport: the Dee, the Tay, the Tweed. These famous fishing rivers of Scotland attract some 50,000 anglers a year, most of them lured by hopes of hooking the combative, and tasty, Atlantic salmon.

But this year fishermen are returning home from Scotland with little more than tales of the big ones they never saw, let alone those that got away. London's Daily Telegraph describes the salmon season, which began in January and continues until...

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