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The extinction of Wild Salmon in the river Rhine

zondag, december 19, 2010 · Category Environment · comments 1

The extinction of Wild Salmon in the river Rhine

The salmon fisheries in the Dutch rivers reached a peak at the end of the 19th century. In the 19th century, salmon were so plentiful in the Rhine that they were used to feed the poor. Since 1957, salmon has completely disappeared in the Dutch fresh waters.

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