Save Our Salmon: Anglers in Wales urged to release all caught fish as crisis deepens
Anglers in Wales are being urged to help struggling fish stocks by releasing all the salmon they catch between now and the end of the season.
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) issued the plea amid concerns that salmon stocks in some Welsh rivers are facing “unprecedented” threats.
Monitoring data shows that fry numbers have plummeted and the number of salmon migrating back to Wales is also said to be “worryingly low”.
The situation is so serious that all angling clubs and private fisheries should consider full catch-and-release byelaws to avoid the “need for legislation”, said NRW.
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