UK on invasive pink salmon alert


Anglers around the UK are being urged to report any catches or sightings of a salmon species which is threatening native populations

In 2019 and 2021 there were numerous sightings of invasive Pacific pink salmon in UK waters and, with the breed having a two-year life cycle, it is highly likely they will appear again in rivers this year.

The Environment Agency is concerned particularly about the threat posed to wild Atlantic salmon, whose numbers are falling dramatically.

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