Wild Atlantic Salmon Caught in Switzerland

Decades of efforts by European countries to clean up the Rhine River may finally be having an obvious effect, as the first wild salmon in fifty years was caught and released in a tributary near Basel, Switzerland. “Salmon that come up the Rhine from the Atlantic have a long journey before reaching Switzerland and one with many barriers, including hydroelectric plants along the river. But Erich Staub of the Federal Environmental Office said the countries along the Rhine have made great progress in cleaning up the Rhine in the past 20 years.” Article by UPI.

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