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Fishermen at St. Cyrus in Aberdeenshire setting up stake nets at the beginning of the season on the beach to catch wild Atlantic salmon and sea trout between April and August. In 1998 the fishery discontinued the use of labour-intensive stake nets when the company which owned the fishery sold the fishing rights. 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.