Lochaber river salmon restock trial ‘positive’

A project to raise numbers of wild salmon in a Highlands river has come to the end of a three-year trial.

Salmon farming giant Marine Harvest has been working with the local angling association on the restocking of the River Lochy in Lochaber.

The organisations said the trial has had “positive results” and there are plans to release more salmon smolts.

The scheme has seen the release of about 54,000 farm-raised fish into the river so far.

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