Warning to poachers as season gets underway

With the salmon fishing season open on the Dee followed by all of Grampian’s rivers over the next few weeks, a new initiative has been launched to raise awareness of the potential impact of wildlife crime on the regions waterways.

The initiative will see river crime warning and information boards that have been developed by Grampian Police Wildlife Crime Unit, distributed to nine of the region’s major salmon fishing rivers by water bailiffs.

Force Wildlife Crime officer, PC Gavin Lindsay said: “Grampian’s salmon rivers are a huge asset to the region, contributing millions to the economy. However river crime – in particular, the poaching of salmon - can have both a serious environmental and economic affect on the river and wider community. If have any information about river crime, contact Police on 0845 600 5 700.