Scotland's Salmon Netsmen - mono

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Salmon netter Mike Smith cleans weed from a bag net (or 'jumper) on the sands at St. Cyrus, Aberdeenshire, preparing it for the once fortnightly change of net. 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.