We have a request from the Scottish Government agency Marine Scotland (the Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory at Pitlochry) for salmon anglers to watch out for tagged salmon over coming seasons.
From July 2017 Marine Scotland (in conjunction with local DSFBs and Fisheries Trusts) are tagging and tracking salmon. If you are fortunate to catch and land a salmon on the Devon or any other water please look out for tags like this near the dorsal fin:
Subject to being able to maintain the welfare of the fish, please remove the plastic cord, by carefully cutting through itand then retrieving/retaining the acoustic tag (black plastic approx. 18mm in length). Please then forward to Marine Scotland with the details of the catch (location, date plus any information on the fish condition such as sex, length, weight and photos ) and your own details (name, email and address) to:
Armadale Tracking, Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory, Faskally, Pitlochry, PH16 5LB
In return you will be sent £20 for your troubles