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What’s good for the rivers …

Feb 2nd, 2009 | By ssacn | Category: SSACN Announcements

The 2009 salmon fishing season on the River Dee got underway today and Scottish fisheries secretary Richard Lochhead attended the opening ceremony at Portarch Bridge, Deeside.

Mr Lochhead was keen to point out that recent years have seen increased salmon catches in Scotland which has benefited a number of rural communities by generating millions for their local economy and supporting hundreds of jobs.

The increase in stocks was put down to a combination of the increasing popularity of ‘catch and release’ fishing by anglers and the sustainable and sensible management of the river.

Catch and release has been a feature of sea angling for many years, it would be nice to see some sustainable and sensible management of our stocks so that there could be increased contributions to the economies of coastal communities dependent on sea angling.

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