Over recent weeks the Environment Agency has received an unusually high number of reports of Pacific pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) which have been captured in both rod and net fisheries in North East England, Scotland and Ireland. To date, it is believed that over 200 pink salmon have been captured in the North East coast salmon net fishery with an increasing number of reports from rod and line anglers within freshwater.

To protect our rivers and native salmonid species, they are closely monitoring the situation and require the help of both salmon netsmen and rod and line anglers to report any pink salmon that they capture.

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