Scotland's Salmon Netsmen - mono

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Salmon netter Mike Smith prepares to lift a new bag net (or 'jumper) into place on the sands at St. Cyrus, Aberdeenshire, after the once fortnightly change of net. Visible in the background are stumps where stake nets (fly nets) used to stand. 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.