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A bothy, wooden stakes and drying green for nets at St. Cyrus, Aberdeenshire - all equipment used by Scotland's last salmon net fishermen. 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.