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  1. “We’re not going to be able to turn that around any time soon,” he said. “Not in our lifetimes. We might put the brakes on it and get on a better track for what the future holds, but these fish are going to have to deal with a lot of climate change, a lot of ocean change.”

    Yup.

    Same with the Atlantic slmon in its more southern ranges – a case, to use some 1920s P.G. Wodehouse-Bertie Wooster English parlance, of “Climate, dear boy, NOT the ghastly predators [everything from birds thru seals and up to porpoise, dolphins and probably even Orcas] that some of you Very Smart Salmon Savers reach for when looking for something (“It’s certainly not our Good Selves…”) to blame.

    I’ve lost a number of long-time British salmon, sea-trout & trout fishing pals over the past 20-odd years for saying much the same as that, but in very modern, definitely non-Doublespeak.

    Major rethinks and economic and personal behavioural change needed all-round, fellas.

    Let me know when you’ve got past producing yet more in-depth our-sorta-scientific reports about the problem and are actually DOING something about it, however much it is going to hurt.

    Which it will, you know.

    Big Bad Mad Boote Out.

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