In the species reassessment released today by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the main UK population of Atlantic salmon are reclassified as endangered – meaning they are threatened with extinction. Global Atlantic salmon populations are reclassified from least concern to near threatened.

Put plainly, the UK is set to lose this iconic species first and before anywhere else unless urgent action is taken. 

The reassessment indicates that the mechanisms to protect Atlantic salmon are not working and the regulators responsible for their protection are failing both the species and the habitats on which they depend. 

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Main UK population of Atlantic salmon move to endangered | Wildfish