Scotland's Salmon Netsmen - mono

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Scotland's last salmon netters: Bert Bruce (left) and Joseph Yule at their fishing station at Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire with a freshly-caught wild Atlantic salmon. Mr Bruce is a fourth (and last) generation salmon fisher and has been fishing at this station since 1976. 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.