Atlantic Salmon Fishing Stopped for 12 Years
Twelve years? Yes - 12 years. The Atlantic Salmon is going to be given a decade+ break from ALL commercial harvest.
The Atlantic Salmon population - like that of all desirable table fare - has dramatically decreased over the past thirty years. In an outstanding effort to let the fish live long enough to make it up the rivers where they spawn without the impact of commercial long lines and harvest netting, a number of groups have agreed to stop all commercial harvesting for 12 years. This should really make a major impact on our fisheries.
The story comes from Fish Information and Services - a killer site for news on the commercial fishery. Any news about commercial fishing has a direct and lasting impact on the recreational space, so don't ignore it.