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: Its good news and bad on the salmon front...

01-11-2011, 12:00 PM
News of Atlantic salmon can be good and bad in the same week.

The excitement of the largest salmon river dam removal in North American history continues to echo. John Holyoke of the Bangor Daily has an interesting recent column on the dams to come down on the Penobscot - and the positive aspects for anglers.

On the other hand, what do you do when 138,000 farmed Atlantic salmon escape? Apparently very little. Read more about the very latest of THREE recent cage failures.

Is the escape of interest? By Monday, articles had been carried by more than 50 news sources, including this article that ties it in with wild salmon numbers:

Aquaculture mismanagement is a trans-Atlantic affair. Last week, the Atlantic Salmon Trust in the UK accused the Scottish government of ineffective salmon aquaculture management that places wild salmon at risk, as noted in The Scotsman.