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  1. #471
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    Default Re: Non-native salmon species

    No reports from coastal nets?
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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    Default Re: Non-native salmon species

    Quote Originally Posted by tangled View Post
    “Pink salmon in their native range have a strict two year life cycle, thus odd and even-year populations do not interbreed. In the state of Washington, Pink salmon runs occur on odd years.[3]”

    Pink salmon - Wikipedia

    2017 was a big year here and 2018 wasn't so I reckon 2019 will be another big one. We'll know in a few months.
    Yep, fair comment, but these are non native, arriving here, (uk rivers) after being introduced elswhere over several years.
    Would be folly to assume they only appear every two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aenoon View Post
    Yep, fair comment, but these are non native, arriving here, (uk rivers) after being introduced elswhere over several years.
    Would be folly to assume they only appear every two years.
    The pinks arrived here from the Baltic having tracked round the top of Russia, Norway and Sweden. The Baltic fish were artificially introduced over several years so it's very likely that we'll see pinks arrive every year but so far they're showing the biannual cycle. So it seems that only one population has started to migrate much at the moment.

    A lot of pinks were seen in 2017 and they bred so it's reasonable to expect some returning fish - how many depends on how successful river managers were at destroying their redds.

    Whether more will migrate again from the Baltic is an unknown - there's some evidence that they migrate from their birth rivers when they reach a high population density there. Maybe 2017 was a bumper year? Dunno.
    Last edited by tangled; 26-03-2019 at 09:26 AM.

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    Default Re: Non-native salmon species

    Quote Originally Posted by taffy1 View Post
    No reports from coastal nets?
    There are no nets in Scotland till 1st April, then there are no coastal nets, only "inshore" nets.
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    Default Re: Non-native salmon species

    Quote Originally Posted by williegunn View Post
    There are no nets in Scotland till 1st April, then there are no coastal nets, only "inshore" nets.
    Where are there any proper nets left in Scotland that target salmon?
    Half nets and illegal mono do not count.

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    Default Re: Non-native salmon species

    Quote Originally Posted by Laxdale View Post
    Where are there any proper nets left in Scotland that target salmon?
    Half nets and illegal mono do not count.
    Tweed, Ness system to name but two.
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  7. #477

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    Reports of a pink caught in the Drowes fishery in Ireland and possibly one spotted in the Don from our colleagues over on the Salmon forum.

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    Default Re: Non-native salmon species

    Anglers on River Dee warned of invasive pink salmon | Press and Journal

    In a statement, the trust explained the tell-tale signs that differentiate pink salmon from their native cousins.

    The trust said: “The first pink salmon of 2019 has been caught on the lower Dee, whilst fishing for Atlantic salmon.

    “The two to three pound was easily distinguished by its spotted tail, and black tongue and gums.

    Anglers on River Dee warned of invasive pink salmon | Press and Journal

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    First Pink Salmon caught in Wales

    First pink salmon caught in Welsh waters for decades - BBC News

    David Mee, specialist fisheries advisor for NRW, said: "It is quite unusual to find pink salmon in our waters, this may be the first in some 30 years, though there were numerous reports around the UK and Ireland in 2017.
    But we're not yet getting the large 'invasion' I thought was likely this year.

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    Default Re: Non-native salmon species

    I'm hearing that some northeast rivers had quite big runs ,but that People are keeping quiet about it.

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