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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

Higher, faster, richer: East End businessman sitting on Olympic gold

Lance Forman fought to keep his family firm in Stratford – now he has a priceless view of the 2012 stadium

Man gets life for party murder

A knifeman who stabbed an innocent 16-year-old partygoer to death in what a judge said was any parent's "worst nightmare" was jailed for life today.

Levi Roots' Reggae Reggae Valentine's recipe

Get romantic with Levi Roots' prawn and salmon linguine and ginger dessert.

Around the world in 80 dishes No. 41: Salmon with caipirinha risotto

Ingredients to serve 4

Nature Studies by Michael McCarthy: Of all our conservation failures, this is the saddest

It's a hoary old cliché, the dream that died, but perhaps we may be allowed to write the dream that is dying: for such is the situation facing anyone who has supported the noble aim of restoring salmon, the finest of all freshwater fish, to the River Thames.

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

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.

BBC marketing supremo is axed

The BBC's marketing supremo Sharon Baylay is being axed in the latest shake-up of senior figures, it was announced today.

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

Fast growing salmon cleared as fit for human consumption in US

A genetically modified salmon which grows twice as fast as normal is completely safe for human consumption and poses little risk to the environment according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The regulatory body's verdict paves the way for GM animals to be produced commercially for food for the first time.

Sea trout and samphire broth

Serves 4

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