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Salmon netters at Paxton House, the last fishery on the Scottish side of the river Tweed in Berwickshire, haul their net ashore at dusk on a late summer evening as the season, which ends on 13th September, draws to a close. There are only three river fisheries remaining along the whole length of the Tweed. 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.