Norway's salmon ban

From The Scotsman
Norway's salmon ban serves as warning to Scots
PLANS by Norway to ban wild salmon fishing this summer should act as a warning to protect stocks in Scotland, campaigners say.
Stocks of wild salmon in Norway have been in steady decline and now authorities may bring in a complete fishing ban.

Fishing bodies in Scotland say stocks of wild salmon have not reached such desperate levels, but think the move should still be regarded as a warning.

Patrick Fothringham, director of the Salmon and Trout Association, said: "Scotland needs to reduce drastically the indiscriminate and unrestricted exploitation of our salmon in coastal net fisheries."