Scottish fisheries minister launches £300,000 project to conserve Atlantic salmon Published: 09 May, 2005
A UNIQUE research project to conserve North Atlantic Salmon was launched last Saturday by Deputy Environment Minister Lewis MacDonald.
The £300,000 project – funded by the Scottish Executive, Atlantic Salmon Trust and Norwegian Government – will equip a research ship with a prototype pelagic trawl net and state-of-the-art Closed Circuit Television equipment.
The Fisheries Research Services Vessel, Scotia, will be used to chart the migration routes and distribution of salmon in the Faeroe/ Shetland Channel to gather knowledge of the movement of young salmon and the problems confronting them at sea. The prototype net will help to determine the effects of commercial fishing on young salmon.
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