Anglers decry wrasse take for salmon farming

(04/21/17)

UK anglers decry uncontrolled take of wrasse for salmon farming

The UK's Angling Trust has called for an immediate suspension of the fishery supplying live, wild-caught wrasse to the salmon aquaculture market, for use in fighting sea lice.

Many of the wrasse are taken from the inshore waters of the South West of England, where they are a highly important recreational angling species, and play a role in resident and tourist angling activity.

With no controls on how much can be caught, and very little known about the impact on wrasse stocks and the ecosystem, sea anglers are concerned that wrasse stocks in.......................


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