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The World About Us


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Salmon - In a Sea of Troubles The salmon that leap the waterfalls each year as they ascend Scotland's rivers to spawn signal that all is well in the world about us Like the grouse, they are part of Scotland's heritage and the anglers who come in pursuit of the king of fish are an important part of Scotland's economy. Since 1976 there has been a disturbing decline in the numbers of salmon returning from the ocean to breed. This film follows the salmon on its life's journey through a sea of troubles in search of who or what has caused this decline. Is it the Greenland eskimos, the Faeroe Islanders,
Northumbrian drift-netters, seals or poachers who are to blame? Could it be the traditional netsmen on the Scottish coast, or even the anglers themselves? Or is there something wrong with Scotland's rivers?
Film cameraman JOHN BECK Film editor DAVID LEE


Unknown: John Beck
Editor: Anthony Isaacs

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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