Pink salmon update

In 2019 to date, there have been 7 recorded incidences of pink salmon across the UK and the Republic of Ireland (1 in Ireland, 1 in Wales, 3 in Scotland and 2 in a T-net set off the Northumbrian coast). It is anticipated that more pink salmon will be observed over the coming weeks and fisheries managers, anglers and netsmen are requested to remain vigilant particularly if fishing in the lower reaches of our river systems.

Details of what to do if you catch or find a pink salmon are in this document.

Pacific Pink Salmon Update 2019 Final
Pacific pink salmon in spawning condition. Illustration by Timothy Knepp - U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.