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Salmon netters pulling their nets ashore while fishing by sweep netting using a coble (boat) on the river North Esk, Angus at sunset. 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.