Avid angler and Irishman Daren Dunphy, now living in Norway has recently seen the salmon below being caught by river inspectors on his local river. Not a pretty site at all and one wonders what is being kept hidden from the consumer. This is what Daren had to say “if people saw how farmed salmon looked before they hit the shops do you think they would eat it ?” . We think not! This egg laden fish had it not been caught, would have been a very real threat to wild stocks due to cross breeding and the resultant weakening of the unique genetic structure of the salmon from that river. Hybridization results in increased marine mortality rates as the off spring are less hardy than the wild stocks.