Opening day of salmon season is a big deal in Helmsdale, Scotland, with a parade, dancing, and, of course, bagpipes. Oh, and there’s fishing, too. This video ends with a plea from Orri Vigfussen, chairman of the North Atlantic Salmon Fund, for the Scottish government to do more to protect Atlantic salmon in the ocean.
“Dear Non-native Northern Pike,
We The Concerned hope you’re having a nice winter because as soon as
the ice melts, things are going to get crazy. And we don’t mean your
spawning season. You’re going to have a heck of a time trying to stay
alive, especially if you live in Southcentral Alaska’s Alexander Creek
drainage. Luckily for you, you’re really good at staying alive when
humans want you dead.”