KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR DISEASED FISH
Reports of fish exhibiting signs of bleeding and / or ulceration are being caught in Norway, Ireland and Scotland.
These symptoms are being reported as mainly along the belly area, between the head and tail. The cause of this trauma is currently unknown.
Marine Scotland and the Fish Health Inspectorate are analysing samples from diseased fish.
If you come across a fish exhibiting these symptoms please contact the Fish Health Inspectorate immediately.
Details: T: (Office Hours) 0131 244 3498 T: (Out of Hours On Call Inspector) 0131 244 1833
Please also report to the River Tweed Commission if the fish has been caught on Tweed: T: 01896 848294 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
If possible, please keep the fish alive until a Fish Health inspector has been able to issue further advice.
If you do catch a fish showing the above symptoms, it is advisable to follow usual biosecurity protocols and disinfect your fishing tackle, landing net, waders and fishing jacket before continuing to fish.