Scotland's Salmon Netsmen - mono

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Salmon netters from Joseph Johnston & Sons of Montrose, constructing a fly net on the sands at St. Cyrus, Aberdeenshire. Fishing with fly nets here was discontinued after the 1998 season. In 1998 the fishery discontinued the use of labour-intensive stake nets when the company which owned the fishery sold the fishing rights. 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.