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Scottish Spey Salmon £60000 each

 SUNDAY TIMES (OF LONDON, UK)


Spey salmon tip the scales at £60,000 each ($100,000 Canadian)


Andrew Griffiths

November 18 2018,


Scottish fly-fishing, the so-called pastime of princes, has produced the world’s most expensive fish — salmon costing £60,000 each.


The fish were among 500,000 released from an artificial hatchery to restock the Spey, one of Scotland’s finest salmon rivers and famous in angling circles.


But a study using genetic fingerprinting techniques, which was conducted by the Spey Fishery Board, showed that out of more than 800 salmon caught, only two came from the £120,000 hatchery.


Despite objections from conservationists, however, the Spey board has now announced its intention to double the hatchery output this year to 1m salmon eggs.


Wild salmon is a fish under threat. Stocks in UK rivers and surrounding seas have collapsed by 45% since 1971.


Scottish fly-fishing, the so-called pastime of princes, has produced the world’s most expensive fish — salmon costing £60,000 each.


The fish were among 500,000 released from an artificial hatchery to restock the Spey, one of Scotland’s finest salmon rivers and famous in angling circles.


But a study using genetic fingerprinting techniques, which was conducted by the Spey Fishery Board, showed that out of more than 800 salmon caught, only two came from the £120,000 hatchery.


Despite objections from conservationists, however, the Spey board has now announced its intention to double the hatchery output this year to 1m salmon eggs.


Wild salmon is a fish under threat. Stocks in UK rivers and surrounding seas have collapsed by 45% since 1971.


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/spey-salmon-tip-the-scales-at-60-000-each-8g7b80z6g