Scotland's Salmon Netsmen - mono

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A wild Atlantic salmon caught in a poke net, staked out on the sands of the Solway, in the south-west of Scotland. The nets trap the swimming salmon on the ebbing and flowing tide. They occasionally trap fish other than the 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.