Think you can tell an escaped farm salmon from a wild one……?

A student at Stirling University is carrying out some research to test anglers/biologists abilities to differentiate between wild salmon and escaped farm salmon. She has circulated a questionnaire which can be viewed and completed by clicking here . I’ve seen many more farmed fish than wild and generally consider myself pretty good at telling them apart but a couple of the fish featured in the questionnaire were quite tricky.

Have a go yourself, I don’t think there are any prizes but you will get to see a copy of the results.

Heavy spotting characteristic of farmed salmon

Escapee caught at Castle Grant in 2012

 

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