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England Acts as Salmon Disappear from Rivers

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UK - Salmon may stop returning to England's rivers as climate change forces the fish further north, according to scientists.

The loss of the fish in world famous salmon rivers like the Test and Itchen in Hampshire or the Frome in the West country will not only affect biodiversity but devastate the local economy, reported the Telegraph earlier today.

According to the news organisation, the UK Government are so worried about the problem they are currently funding a study using the same technology that was used to study life on Mars and dinosaur remains to look at how climate change is affecting the fish.

Salmon populations in the UK have plummeted 70 per cent in the last 30 years, according to the North Atlantic Salmon Fund.

Chairman Orri Vigfusson said the reason for the decline is because plankton is declining in the normal feeding grounds due to a rise in temperatures. It is assumed the fish will either die attempting ever longer migrations or adapt by breeding further north.

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