Missing Fish Raise Concerns in Scotland

Lost salmon could harm wild population


Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+.

Conservationists in Scotland are growing concerned that 300,000 missing salmon may harm the wild salmon population in the Shetland Islands. The Meridian Salmon Group reported 300,000 salmon missing around Christmas after a storm washed 11 cages out to sea. Conservationists are concerned that the farm fish could reduce diversity in the wild population should they breed. The farm fish could also infect wild salmon with diseases. Some experts believe that the farm-raised fish have died.

Read more at The New York Times