BBC: Anglers on alert for invasive Pacific pink salmonTuesday 13th July 2021
Invasive salmon species have been reported from a Scottish river. Pink salmon are native to Pacific Ocean waters but have spread to parts of northern Europe after being released into rivers in Russia in the 1960s.
“Unprecedented numbers” of the fish were found in Scottish rivers in 2017, and high numbers were again seen in 2019.
The salmon have already been caught this year in the Ness in the Highlands.