Discussion in 'SMB' started by Doctor Diesel, Nov 30, 2010.
Have a watch of this
just blue peter presenter zoe salmon
i truly do love her and id really like to be her husband
I can safely say that every single salmon I have had this season, were wild and not captive bred or farmed fish.
This is something that fisherman have known for years yet the gov do fuck all about it.We have been saying that farmed salmon are doing the salmon industry more harm than good. They used to have a great policy a few years ago but have now dropped it due to costs (WTF am I paying £75 a year of then!) The three main rivers in the NE used to get a substantial stocking of parr every season, but not anymore. IIRCV Out of about 100,000 parr that were released every year, the Tyne got roughly half of that and the rest split between the Teese and Wear. Since they stopped the stocking policy on the Wear, the Tyne now gets about 70,000 parr and the Tees the rest ( About 1% of these fish that released into the system will actually make it back to the feeding grounds, they say roughly half that will eventually make it back to spawn again)
The Tyne still does as does the Tees. The Wear has been classed as a river that hold the occaisional salmon, yet I dare bet figure from catch returns this year will prob beat a majority of the big salmon rivers of Scotland, like the Dee, the Don Spey etc (I know of somone on the Wear who in thast 2 seasons has caught in excess of 600 salmon)
May I ask where you got your wild salmon from mate? That article claims that even wild salmon are now heavily contaminated with mercury among other toxins. Albeit it's a US article but it's now a world market as you well know.
I always try to go for the organic foodstuffs but providing this article is 100% accurate it's a worrying situation.
Belp like fish, but they have to have a plan to take over the world
River Wear fella, caught landed , killed and cleaned by my very self. Saying that I have only take 9 salmon this season, and returned the rest. Most of the clubs on the Wear now have a preservation clause in your fishing permit in that you can only take ( kill) 15 salmon a season. I only take them if somone asks me for one.
One of the biggest threats to the Wears stock of fish, are the old mines and the cessation of them pumping the water. We have seen some slight evidence that some is starting to seep into the system, but not in great quantities yet. ( Water testing kits prove this) But we are seeing a slight orange tinge to waters after flooding has occured and this stays in the water for weeks after a run of water. And for some reason, the fish do not like it!
Again as anglers, this is something we have complained about and have done since they said they were going to stop mines from pumping water out of old mines. The effect on the eco system on the Wear if mine water starts to enter the system fully, will be devestating. There will be nothing left alive in the Wear and it will have a permanent orange colour to it!
All these decisions are made by people in offices in Huntingdon and a vast majority of them do not even know where the river Wear is !! I called in a fish kill in the Browney, and in the short space of walking from the car to the Wear, along the Browney, counted at least 15 dead sea trout ( some in excess of 8lb) and 4 dead salmon.
When I rang in, I spoke to somone in Huntingdon about this and was asked " So where is the River Wear then ?" The good side was that the culprit ( again) was the sewerage works on the Browneye, one of the workers had accidently opened a valve and let raw untreated sewerage into the Wear, they were fined a paltry amount ! And its not the first time they had admitted to doing this neither
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