Champion of the salmon launches his crusade to give the king of fish a future

ORRI VIGFUSSON, an Icelandic businessman regarded by many anglers as the saviour of the North Atlantic salmon, travelled to Cornwall yesterday to see the last salmon of the millennium caught -- and then he put them back in the water.

Letter: Salmon in decline

Sir: The new guidance from the Scottish Executive on intensive fish farming does not go far enough, but at least it demonstrates official recognition of the serious problems ("Scotland's salmon farms face strict curbs", 23 November).

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LAST YEAR I wrote about salmon, my most favourite fish of all (living, not dead). I said that it was facing extinction and that I would not eat salmon, wild or farmed, ever again unless I had caught it on a rod and line myself and it had had a fair fight. Since then, I have refined this to not killing one ever, unless it was so badly injured that returning it to the water would be crueller than priesting it, ergo I will never eat salmon again.

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In days gone by, the Wye was one of the world's most celebrated salmon rivers, famous for the exceptional size and depth of its fish. It was in the pool known as the Cow Pond, near Winforton in Herefordshire, that in 1923 young Doreen Davey, out with her father, landed the largest spring salmon ever caught in Britain, a 53lb monster. It was in the Wye that Robert Pashley, most fanatical of anglers, caught over 10,000 salmon.

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TIME moves in mysterious ways, as anyone with a bus schedule will tell you. Every year, it takes less time to reach Australia but longer to drive to work. A minute equals 60 seconds, except when someone says "Just a..." And UK National Fishing Week, which started yesterday, lasts 10 days.
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