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Salmon fisherman Simon Paterson (left) operating a Blondon lift to haul wild salmon fished from bag nets from the harbour to the netting station at Strathy fishery, Strathy Point, Sutherland on Scotland's north coast. 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.