Wild salmon have gone missing in the United Kingdom. For every 100 salmon that leave the rivers of the UK for the sea, less than five return. That is a decline of nearly 70% in just 25 years! In this episode, we interview Mark Bilsby, CEO of the Atlantic Salmon Trust. He oversees The Missing Salmon Project, a tagging and tracking project that seeks to uncover the secrets of the missing salmon to help prevent further decline of this iconic species. More than forty scientific and conservation organizations have banded together to attempt to solve this problem. After interviewing Mark, we felt compelled to donate to this terrific project on its crowdfunding page, and we would love for you to do so as well. You can donate at The Missing Salmon Project.
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4 Replies to “S4:E11 The Missing Salmon Project”
Honestly along with climate change and obstructions like dams and pollution I believe the biggest factor causing the demise of the mighty Atlantic Salmon is over fishing. Countries like GREENLAND are a huge problem for the Salmon. Canada and the USA have been trying for years to get the them to change thier ways . I’ll be interested in Mark’s reports once they get the funding needed . I don’t have allot to donate but will gladly give what I can to help in this cause
Thanks, David. Our donation won’t break the bank either. But every little bit helps. It will be interesting to see how much over-fishing (commercial, I assume?) contributes to the demise of these magnificent fish.
This has been one of my favorite episodes. As sportsmen, we are the stewards of the wild; conservation is key. What always amazes me is the fact that we as a species required technology to achieve globalization; nature has been globalized since forever and the plight of the Atlantic Salmon really sends that message home. Thank you for this; here’s to hoping for more episodes of this ilk.
Thanks, Gary. We’re always on the lookout for ways we can discuss conservation issues. You’re exactly right, we as sportsmen and sportswomen are stewards of the wild.
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