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Salmon: There's trouble upstream

The Atlantic salmon is under threat from over-fishing, pollution and farming. So what can be done to preserve this regal fish? By Robert MacDougall-Davis

Britain's 'unadventurous' fish eaters told to take the plunge and try

Dozens of edible fish live in UK waters, but the unadventurous British tend to eat just three – salmon, tuna and cod – most of which come from abroad. A campaign beginning next week with the backing of the Government aims to persuade people to consider trying a new piscene experience. For every meal of salmon, cod and tuna, people should eat one containing abundant species such as gurnard and dab, viewers of a celebrity chef-fronted Channel 4 season will be advised.

Smoking food: Smouldering passion

Since taking up smoking, Christopher Hirst has found that not just salmon and mackerel but oysters, chicken and even eggs can be given a delicious new dimension