HC Deb 25 April 1972 vol 835 c251W
Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total value and weight of the net catch, and the rod catch, respectively, in the area of the Aberdeenshire Dee Salmon Fishery Board during the 1970 and 1971 salmon fishing seasons.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The weights of the catches according to the returns supplied to my Department are as follows: —

1970 (lbs.) 1971 (provisional) (lbs.)
Net catches
Salmon 58,421 48,745
Grilse 81,725 89,921
Sea Trout 26,619 33,739
Rod catches
Salmon 44,628 41,361
Grilse 934 610
Sea Trout 2,959 2,399

The value of the total net catch is estimated at £80,000 in 1970 and provisionally at £94,000 in 1971: the corresponding estimates for the rod catches are £28,000 and £35,000.