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Fishermen harvesting a salmon from a 'jumper' or bag net on the sands at Kinnaber, Angus. The nets have double bags, allowing the fishermen to retrieve the trapped fish on foot in the nets nearest the coast, and by boat in the nets further out in the sea. These nets are the last of their kind on Scotland's east coast, where fish stocks have declined sharply over recent years. The once-thriving Scottish salmon netting industry fell into decline in the 1970s and 1980s when the numbers of fish caught reduced due to environmental and economic reasons. By 2007, only a handful of men still caught wild salmon and sea trout using traditional methods, mainly for export to the Continent.
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