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A Conservation masterpiece
on 18 February 2014
A wonderful piece of work that elegantly and at times tragically frames the plight of the Atlantic Salmon. The villain of the piece, inevitably, human development and it's underpinning of greed, self-interest, and ignorance.
Written by an angler, there lurks never too far from the surface, an obvious passion for his sporting quarry, but this book does not allow itself the luxury of digression into whimsical fishing anecdotes, rather it is ruthlessly focused on its central purpose - the chronicling of the inexorable drive to extinction of an iconic species.
The research is wide-ranging and lays bare the crass political case for exploitation in all its facets.
Ultimately though, the book sheds an optimistic light on how this magnificent creature can be protected and ultimately thrive.
A call to arms for all who value the legacy we bequeath to future generations.