The term “wild Scottish salmon” is to get European protection. Doesn’t do a great deal for the fish itself, but it means that salmon caught in other countries cannot now be sold, packaged or advertised as Scottish wild salmon. It now carries a protected geographical indication (PGI) , meaning that it has a particular quality attributable to its region of origin. The irony is that Scottish farmed salmon has had PGI status since 2004. The chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Association, Scott Landsburgh, said: “This has helped to enhance the reputation of farmed salmon in major expert markets. We hope the new award for wild salmon brings commerical success too.” Might be better if they left them alone, considering the value of angling for salmon compared to netting them, methinks.