Scotland's Salmon Netsmen - mono

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Salmon netter Ian Paterson, pictured in the kitchen of his bothy at Portskerra, Sutherland, shortly before he reitred after 35 years working catching wild Atlantic salmon. 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.