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The Scottish salmon is listed as endangered


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Monday, December 18, 2023 11:18 AM

Scotland’s “king of fish” salmon has been officially classified as an “endangered species”, prompting calls for urgent action to save it. Last week, an internationally recognized conservation organization put the Atlantic salmon on its Red List of Vulnerable Species. Destruction, according to the British Daily Mail website

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has warned (IUCN) That number is in sharp decline, and further declines raise the possibility that Scotland’s great fishing rivers may one day be devoid of their world-renowned salmon..

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has reclassified the Atlantic salmon as ‘endangered’, along with the Siberian tiger, blue whale, Komodo dragon and mountain gorilla – after a major study estimated Scottish river fish numbers are expected to decline. 63% decrease between 2010 and 2025.

Scottish salmon

Will Darvall, lead researcher on the salmon study, said: “Things are very bad for salmon. When I was young, I could go down the river and watch them jump, but now you’d be lucky to see it. If nothing changes, and we continue in this direction, “salmon are headed for extinction. We hope that this decline can be reduced.”

Salmon hatch in freshwater streams, then migrate to the ocean as adults, and finally return to their birthplace to breed, their journeys spanning thousands of miles..

The researchers found that Atlantic salmon populations declined by 23% between 2006 and 2020, with the species classified as “near threatened” globally..

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