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    Default How stupid can you get?

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    Just to clarify,The law
    Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, Pink salmon of the species Oncorhynchus gorbuscha are an invasive non-native species. The 1981 Act makes it an offence to fish for and retain Pink salmon (i.e. have one in your possession or under your control). However, if a pink salmon is caught accidentally whilst fishing for other species, although it is technically an offence, a defence of due diligence may be established if it can be shown that best practice was followed. Please see our advice below as to what should be done if a Pink salmon is captured.


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    If you are confident that you have captured a pacific pink salmon the fish should be humanely despatched and retained. If you have killed and retained a pink salmon, please immediately contact the relevant district salmon fishery board, who will arrange for further inspection and analysis, if necessary. It would be very helpful if the following information could be recorded:

    So you are committing an offence as soon as one takes.
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    Default Re: How stupid can you get?

    Rather better than having no offence, don’t you think? Otherwise you’d see folk trying it on for fishing for salmon using a defence that they were fishing for pinks....


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    Default Re: How stupid can you get?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
    Rather better than having no offence, don’t you think? Otherwise you’d see folk trying it on for fishing for salmon using a defence that they were fishing for pinks....


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    Just make it an offence to return them, instead of having two offences that directly oppose each other.
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    Default Re: How stupid can you get?

    Quote Originally Posted by williegunn View Post
    http://fms.scot/wp-content/uploads/2...8PKDgxxf1ABb74

    Just to clarify,The law
    Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, Pink salmon of the species Oncorhynchus gorbuscha are an invasive non-native species. The 1981 Act makes it an offence to fish for and retain Pink salmon (i.e. have one in your possession or under your control). However, if a pink salmon is caught accidentally whilst fishing for other species, although it is technically an offence, a defence of due diligence may be established if it can be shown that best practice was followed. Please see our advice below as to what should be done if a Pink salmon is captured.


    and
    If you are confident that you have captured a pacific pink salmon the fish should be humanely despatched and retained. If you have killed and retained a pink salmon, please immediately contact the relevant district salmon fishery board, who will arrange for further inspection and analysis, if necessary. It would be very helpful if the following information could be recorded:

    So you are committing an offence as soon as one takes.
    Dont really see where you are coming from here Malcolm.
    The wildlife and countryside act, as you have correctly quoted here is from 1981. 38 years ago.
    Long before the advent of pink salmon arriving on our shores.

    The second part of your post is from a 2019 advice note from Scottish government detailing how anglers should react given they have caught one, and is only interim advice whilst they work on more specific guidelines.

    The current advice is sound surely?


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