Fish farms are part of the solution

Wild salmon leaping out water

Jon Gibb says the aquaculture sector is one of the few that has demonstrated its willingness to help save the king of fish Bob Dylan famously sang: “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” This is exactly how I feel in the twilight years of a career managing wild salmon…

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Salmon survival scheme ahead of schedule

A NEW wild salmon restoration trial pioneered by the River Lochy fishery and Mowi Scotland took a step forward yesterday – two months ahead of schedule. As part of the indigenous Lochy smolt to adult supplementation programme, the fish health team at Mowi visited the Drimsallie hatchery, near Glenfinnan, to test the seawater readiness of…

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Taking stock of wild salmon

A NEW scheme aimed at boosting stocks of wild salmon is explained in a special Fish Farmer podcast by Jon Gibb, fishery manager of the River Lochy and director of the Lochaber District Salmon Fishery Board. Working with Mowi, Scotland’s biggest salmon farmer, Gibb and his team have launched a new approach to restocking, thought…

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