- Jul 30, 2011
I once had a fun conversation with the then head of EA Fisheries when I told him that as seatrout and brown trout are one and the same there was no legal justification for needing a migratory licence to fish for seatrout. "Ah", he said, "you can tell seatrout from brown trout by testing for caesium isotopes which indicates they've been to sea". "Easy to do this test on the bank?", I replied. "And define 'been to sea', as slob trout which are estuarine only live in the tidal reaches, and legally how much caesium would have to be present as none of this is defined in law". At which point he admitted that it was just a money raising exercise based on dodgy science....