Saturday, July 14, 2007

Salmon farms admit to great escape

Remember when they banned livebaiting in Scotland over fears pike anglers transporting baits could spread disease to salmon populations..?

Well the salmon industry isn't doing too badly itself when it comes to illegally introductions of fish, if figures from the Scottish Salmon Producers Association are anything to go by.

The SSPA has started publishing figures for the number of fish which escape from farm cages. The total so far this year is 30,173.

More here.